So thursday before labor day I was out and about taking care of my flock, as usual. My young guineas were out and about following my turkey around ( Dennis ) as they usually do. I went inside to get some housework done. And after about 20 minutes I noticed it had been sprinkling outside. So of course I run outside to check on my younger babies and Dennis ( he's kind of a ding a ling). But Dennis had managed to get out of the rain, without the guineas, who wouldve guessed? So what happened to the guineas you ask? I grabbed the machete ( not that scary I promise!) and headed out searching for them as the rain started coming down harder. Finally I found them exactly where they weren't supposed to be..... In the woods amongst tall plants and baby trees behind a fence. So I hop the fence and start bushwhacking for the guineas! Finally I get to them and shoo them through the fence and walk them back to there coop. I didn't even think about washing my arms and or face. That night I notice my wrist is getting itchy and there's what looks to be a scratch mark on my face. I didn't even think about it..... Well two days later the poison ivy/ oak has spread from my wrist to covering my arm, on my other arm, my legs, my stomach, some of my face, and even my ear! Holy crap! And of course it was a weekend followed by a holiday so doctors office wasn't open so all that was left was the ER. They all looked at me like I was a leper! ( no offense to anybody!) and I'm terrified of needles so then I panic and cry when they even metion the word shot! My husband just shakes his head. So on steroids now. Woohoo! But worried about scarring now. So my thing is.... I know I'm not the ONLY one that happens to! Has anyone else suffered in some way or put themselves in danger in anway for your birds? Or end up looking like you have scabies?