Airborne chicken diseases?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Purewishing, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Purewishing

    Purewishing New Egg

    Sep 1, 2013
    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:

    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
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
  3. Ducclelover10

    Ducclelover10 Overrun With Chickens

  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Purewishing, and [​IMG]! 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!
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC. Good luck with THAT neighbor.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  8. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    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.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with that neighbor lol.

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