We have had chickens for about 7-8 years now. At first I wasn't AS obsessed with how dangerous their poop can be. I washed my hands of course, but I would open the coop in the morning and hop right back in bed. My daughter was about 8 when we first got chickens and was old enough to know to wash too, so I never really worried about her handling them. However, ever since my son was little and going through a very stressful time in life, I have become SO consumed with their germs it's almost not fun having them. I Love our chickens so much, but I am VERY scared of their germs. I suit up like crazy and wear a mask just to feed them. Then I change out and shower right away even if I don't clean out the coop that day. I wear gloves and a mask just to collect eggs and I can't feel comfortable or un-stressed unless my husband at least changes clothes after entering the chicken area. Specific "chicken coop shoes" are worn in the coop area and surrounding area too of course, then changed before walking where it could croscontaminate the other walking areas. I wipe everything down after collecting eggs too. I clean the eggs by using a damp napkin, drying, then spraying the eggs with pure vinagar, drying, then refrigerating. I stll worry about the germs on the eggs then too. My crazy cleanliness drives my family nuts. I also clean out the coop every week, but my husband says it's wastful to do that. These may be silly questions, but I am I going overboard in precautions? Am I properly cleaning the eggs as to kill off any poo germs? Advice on if I'm doing too much, or informaion to ease my mind on this would be extremely helpful!