This thread will be on Keeping Healthy Chickens. Garlic:Garlic has many vitamins etc to help protect chickens from viruses.It also helps their eggs taste better,and keep parasites from eating on them.Crushed up garlic spreaded on the food (This is more recommended for chicks.If your birds appear a little down or not feel to well,give them some garlic. Garlic water is also a suggested way of keeping a healthy flock.I am in the middle of trying this method.Each gallon of water drop one piece of garlic.I just used two and didn't follow the rules. Bird Flu:This is often common with chickens.Do not let wild birds eat or hang around your chickens. If your chickens do happen to catch the bird flu just give the saurkruat.I tried this and healed my bantam hen.The cabbage in it has some sorta of vitamin that apparently fights off the disease.It was also confirmed by scientist that Kimichi and saukraut have healed diseased birds. All day feed and fresh water is also good.Water is so critical to a chickens heath.Chickens can go so long without water,but really,do you wanna make your hens suffer?I often do not have water in the chicken dishes,but I have pools with water from them to drink from,and a dog bowl.Make sure your hens water is clean.I have ducks,and they often get the water dirty,but it is all ok.It is just feed and a lil bit of dirt,it happens. Free Ranging:Grass,bugs,weeds,minerals etc is all very good for a hens health.This keeps them slim,lean,and happy.This is what I do to keep a happy flock.