Our church is wanting to do a live Nativity this year for Christmas. They have been planning it for a long time but only just today decided to ask about "borrowing" animals. In our church we are the only ones with farm animals. They asked about the cows and that was a definite no. I don't want to send any of my chickens down there, in the dark, in the cold, to sit in a cage all night, and get cross contaminated by the other critters they are hoping to have. But they won't understand because... they're "just chickens." Oh, and they say that they are going to have a heat lamp. How am I going to say no? I said this morning that I don't want to, but she's that type of lady who has a way of manipulating kind of.... So she says, "Well, you think about it. All I'd ask for is one pet chicken." One? They're social birds. But I suppose my biggest objection is the risk of the other animals carrying diseases and then my chicken(s) would get them and bring them home.