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Airborne chicken diseases?

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Hi there!

 

I am new to this forum, although I have had backyard hens for three years.  I am working with my local zoning commission to get our town "one hen allowed" rule changed to allow for a small flock of 2-12 hens only, no roosters.  My neighbor, is now claiming that he is afraid to go out on his deck due to "airborne diseases" that can be caught from chickens.  Does anyone have any knowledge of this?  The only thing I could find online related to commercial production workers:  http://www.hse.gov.uk/agriculture/poultry/guide.htm

 

I'd really love to find a study that shows that this problem has been checked in backyard flocks and found to be not an issue, as I suspect is true.  

 

Thanks for letting me join in the group!

 

Silver Maple Homestead

Herndon, VA

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Welcome to BYC!
 

Addicted to this habit,

I pretend, that I don't have it.

Right now, it's hurting more than ever before,

I fall down, I'm gonna hit the bottom floor.

I can't do this anymore.

This isn't easy,

I'm fighting these feelings!

I try, but I'm caught in the undertow!   ~Undertow by Holly Starr

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Addicted to this habit,

I pretend, that I don't have it.

Right now, it's hurting more than ever before,

I fall down, I'm gonna hit the bottom floor.

I can't do this anymore.

This isn't easy,

I'm fighting these feelings!

I try, but I'm caught in the undertow!   ~Undertow by Holly Starr

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New Beginnings. May 15th.

Never quit. Never give up. Never hold onto anything you could lose. Hold onto Jesus. Keep moving. Keep going. Keep smiling.

Stop pretending.
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New Beginnings. May 15th.

Never quit. Never give up. Never hold onto anything you could lose. Hold onto Jesus. Keep moving. Keep going. Keep smiling.

Stop pretending.
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post #4 of 11

Greetings from Kansas, Purewishing, and welcome-byc.gif!  Pleased you joined our community!  I would check with my local ag extension office.  I think your neighbor is fishing for anything to be able to not allow you to increase your flock.  Maybe some words from the extension office will be more convincing.  Hope it all works out for you!
 

I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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     Most people have no clue...Forewarned is Forearmed

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goodpost.gif  Welcome to BYC.  Good luck with THAT neighbor.

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There are no coincidences- only providences.
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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
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post #8 of 11

Welcome. I thought we only had those noodle necks in California. There's nothing worse than a hypochondriac neighbor. You can see by the link Dawg provided that many diseases can be transmittable from wild birds, which likely live in your area. What's the neighbor want? To live in a hospital? Anyways, good luck. I've created petitions and journeyed around the neighborhood collecting signatures in the past. That would serve your purpose greatly. Rezoning laws are a real hindrance to freedom. This is what happens when city people move into an agricultural area. They have no problem with noise from machinery, sirens, stereos, etc., but are more than happy to snivel about bleating sheep or the crow of a rooster. They really should stay out or our areas and stick to their urban habitats.
 


Edited by Michael Apple - 9/2/13 at 8:42am

The Status Quo always sucks!

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The Status Quo always sucks!

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Welcome to BYC! Good luck with that neighbor lol.

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth

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