I tried posting this question on the Organic Chickens list at Yahoo but got no responses. Hopefully someone here will be able to help me. My question is this - is it safe to eat a sick chicken? Does it depend on what illness they have? Does anyone here do this? Or would I just put the bird out of its misery and call it a loss? I don't have any chickens yet but am trying to learn as much as possible before getting some, hopefully in the spring. I want to raise them organically for eggs and meat, not as pets, and it must be cost effective, so I can't spend a lot of money on vet bills or expensive treatments. Although I will try to raise them to be as healthy as possible, I know at some point I will need to make this decision and want to be prepared. Thanks for any input!