Hi Everyone. After spending over an hour perusing this wonderful site, and not finding what I was looking for I decided to post this topic myself. The issue I'm researching is this: *What are your thoughts on maintaining a healthy, superior flock?* Note: By "superior" I mean in terms of health and vitality rather than particular breeds. One of my go-to references is The Chicken Health Handbook by Gail Damerow; in it she states that hens who are at the bottom of the pecking order should be considered for culling in order to keep a strong, disease resistant flock going. Your thoughts on how and why you cull this hen or that one? Thanks in advance.