My mother seems to be very wary of our chickens. She's been questioning me about their impact on our health. It's starting to confuse me a little, and so I have two questions I was hoping you guys could help answer: 1. Is it possible to catch a strep infection from chickens? I just got over a bad case of strep and my mom is convinced I caught it from the chickens. (by the way, the chickens seem perfectly healthy...she just thinks they are carriers) 2. I gave her some eggs, and she said she found a thing inside one that looked like a segmented worm. ewwwww! we've been eating many of the eggs, but have never seen anything like this. I asked her if it was maybe the blood spot that we occasionally see, and she said no it was a larger segmented worm-like thing. what in the world could this be? Thanks so much!