Chickens are often kept out of cities and suburbs by some people or they are scared to own chickens because of bird flu fears. You’re more likely to get human flu or West Nile virus than bird flu, or avian flu.
The fact is, bird flu has been around for a long time. Wild birds carry many strains of bird flu, just as humans carry many strains of human flu.
There have been outbreaks of bird flu among domestic poultry in the United States, but none has been from the dreaded H5N1 or H7N9 strains, the ones responsible for disease and mortality in Asia and other parts of the world. The majority of bird flu strains do not infect humans.