Any thoughts on managing chickens organically? How to deworm, delouse, feed, treat illness, choose future generations? How do you do this without breaking the bank, causing massive flock illnesses from parasites or illness. I've pretty much managed organically for most of my poultry keeping years and would like to know others tricks to success. I'm super small scale with flock size always 25-50 birds, meat birds usually a handful at a time to process one or two at a time. As far as how I do it. DE for external parasites, I don't use a deep litter system but rather clean my coop monthly and add bedding +DE. No bleach, no disinfectants. Deworming isn't really very technical, flock just gets lots of melon and squash guts, some peppers. I don't keep weak chickens or try to nurse them back to health. I don't try to treat sick chickens with antibiotics, they are removed from the flock and killed. Garden is free of chemicals so birds are not being exposed to chemicals there. And, finally, I've started to use organic feed. This is new for me, it's so pricey but we recently started a group to buy in bulk and got the price down to less than Purina. So, anybody else raise organically, or at least try to? Eggs, meat birds, breeders? How do you do it? Any secret tips?