EVERY ONE SHOULD READ THIS THREAD!!! Don't forget to wash your hands and your kids hands after handling any thing to do with your chicks or chickens. I speak from personal experience, i forgot to wash my hands, and then i got conjunctivitis in both of my eyes. Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, is an inflammation or infection of the outer membrane of the eyeball and the inner eyelid. AND IT HURTS A LOT! It is highly contagious. You can get a certain kind of pink eye from a chicken called Bacterial Conjunctivitis, you can get this from bacteria on your hands after holding your chicken, or from bacteria in the feces of you chickens. I didn't even know you could get pink eye from a chicken! WASH YOUR HANDS!