As it says in my signature, I'm a germophobe. I have been for a while and have diagnosed anxiety and ocd. At this point it's been so long that I don't really know what is and isn't normal and safe when it comes to germs as I pretty much go overboard with some and am very lax with others. Getting chickens has been very hard for me but I am determined to give my kids the opportunities of having pets and animals and such. We do have livestock but they aren't really pets that we go out and see every day. So anyway, dh has been checking for eggs throughout the day when it's been below freezing since he's always out there working anyway. He uses his hands to pick up the eggs (obviously-I prefer he doesn't use his feet) which sometimes have smears on them of who knows what (probably poop sometimes), and then uses the same hand to open the door to bring the eggs in. Is that anything that you would worry about? Germs on the door handle? I have been cleaning the handles off but I have a feeling it's overkill and I am trying to at least get a little better since I don't think I would ever be completely normal. But I'm not sure if "normal" people would be cleaning the door handles every time or not. And I'm striving for at least a little bit of "normal."