Hello All! Glad to be here making my introduction. My name is VJ and I live in one of the suburbs of Chicago. I found this awesome site while researching the issue of keeping chicken in urban areas. I know the Village of Worth allows for two chickens or any other poultry per property but I know that people keep more than that. I am very excited to plan starting my own little flock this summer although, after browsing the Emergencies section of the forum, I started being a little more hesitant about the idea. I thought that food, water and shelter was all chickens needed but based on the chicken health issues people had, it appears that chickens can be a handful. I remember when my grandparents raised chickens in Poland, I don't think they ever had any health problems with their chickens. Do you guys think that since most chicks in the US come from breeders and there is a lot of inbreeding going on, that this could be causing health issues in chickens? Anyway, I am willing to give it a try but maybe I'll start with raising quail since I haven't heard of any serious health issues with them.