Hello everyone. I feel so sad now, I think my neighbor (the mother) must secretly be VERY upset about my chicks. We told them that we were going to be getting chicks; the husband seemed like he was fine with it, no big deal. I assumed the wife was as well, she didn't say anything. We are friends with them, their kids come over and play on our swingset a couple of times a week. We live in the suburbs and they live right next door. We are building the coop in the back of our yard next to a different neighbors yard. Well, the kids when they come over are saying things like, don't they carry disease? or what about bird flu? or why are you having chickens again? Things that I don't think that a 5 or 8 year old would just come out and ask. The 3 year old said that her mommy won't let her touch them (she wanted to, though). That's fine, they're her kids, but I'm afraid that they won't be allowed over to play anymore or something. My kids are 4, 2, and 9 months and they really like the neighbors. When their little boy came over today, he that's when he asked me about them being diseased (he's 5). I told him, no, that we've had them for a couple of weeks now, and we're not sick. The kids all seem to be fascinated by them. I just feel bad, b/c I know that their mom must be upset, but she hasn't said anything to me. Is there anything I can do?