I use bluekote for wounds, and brown sugar to start my chicks, to me being natural means not intervening too much and to cull those who are too sick to recover. I personally don't worm or treat for diseases, I build a healthy flock and do what I need to to maintain it. I actually don't get many birds who are ill anyways. I don't do FF so no knowledge about that.
It must be exciting waiting for your first chicks, what do you have coming?
Thanks for the tips! We are super excited! I am getting 2 buff orpingtons, 2 silver laced wyandottes, 2 araucanas, 1 light brahma, and 1 jersey black giant. An assortment!
Edited by circlehouse - 3/17/16 at 5:45pm