Ok, my girls, 6 sexlinks, are 13 weeks old and loving the free range lifestyle. They are more active and so curious and also cautious which I am glad of. They love my garden and I have trained them to eat caterpillars which was a blast. They followed me around while I pulled leaves off and had them eat the caterpillars off the leaf, now they do it on their own. They have lots of natural cover, dense woods on each side and they have a covered run they can go into. My only predator concern is hawks and I have a solar powered owl that is suppose to deter other territorial birds of prey. So....my only concern right now is because I love to pick up my girls and pet them and yes sometimes I can't resist kissing them on their little heads, but what about poison ivy. I know dogs and cats can carry the oil on their fur but does it adhere to feathers as well. There is so much poison ivy out there that it's a danger zone. Has anyone ever gotten poison ivy from their free rangers?