Creative Sacred Living Magazine September 2014 - Page 69

Healthy and clean living

In starting a chicken farm organically, the chicken should approximate the natural living conditions of a free roaming animal as much as possible. Chickens should be free to enjoy healthy lives, with plenty of exercise outdoors, freely accessing natural amenities such as sunshine and shade, fresh air, eating bugs and worms and continuous supply of fresh clean water. Confinement in holding places should be minimal as you would be obliged to seek guidance from a certifying agency regarding the time allotment for confining organic chicken. Any type of medication and antibiotics is definitely not allowed. However, if the chicken does get sick, you are required to have it treated with medicine. You just don't have to sell it as an organic chicken anymore as a consequence.

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