I hope you'll bear with me here a little bit...this may not be the absolute right place to post this as I am facing an uninformed Village Board trying to oust chickens form our tiny rural village. I served on that board and I know what the ordinance says and it does not prohibit chickens! But the powers that be say that keeping chickens is a health hazard to the community! I don't have my girls yet, maybe this weekend. But I think this statement is an absolute sign of ignorance. I don't know alot about chicken keeping yet, but what I have learned, especially from this forum, is that if there is a hazard to health it is because of the WAY you keep your chickens and it is to the CHICKENS, not to humans. Am I right here? Please give me your input here. I will be making an appearance at the next scheduled meeting in defense of my neighbors who keep chickens, and hopefully by that time, ME too!