Hi, I was thinking about how important biosecurity measures are for keeping a flock healthy. I think it is very important for people to be able to keep their girls healthy and to protect their flock from illness. It occured to me that while this is very important, it is in conflict with my goals of teaching others about the joy of having chickens. In the next few years, I am guessing there will be a huge increase in interest about chickens. As the economy is going to be bad for a while and people would benefit from having a food source close by, I think many families will become open to the idea of having chickens as pets and/or egg source. Also, people seem more interested in healthy foods that are fresh and organic or chemical free. So, how should we, as chicken owners, proceed? Should everyone be using biosecurity measures, especially because chickens are going to become more common in urban areas? Or, should we be open to showing people how to care for chickens and raise them in a healthy way? I suspect that there must be a middle ground. I was hoping to hear from people who have thought about biosecurity and the extent they plan to go to protect their flock. Also, have you considered the impact you may have on your city by teaching others how to care for chickens and raise their own food? Anyway, I would love to hear what you think.