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