I need some educated advise. I just spoke to a friend of mine with a question on framing on my coop. He got rather upset when he heard that I was going to have chickens in my yard. His wife and I socialize together often. He started asking me if I was aware that there is a bird-flu epidemic. He then said that having birds in my yard was a bad choice since I would be putting my children (15 & 16) in danger. He went so far as to say that his wife should probably not get together with me in the future. He went on about the food the chickens eat as being full of hormones to make them lay without having a rooster. This is not a man that I would have ever considered "doom and gloom", but he is adamant about the health issues. I would never wittingly do anything to place my family in danger. This conversation has me very upset.