Cleaning This is probably the easiest way to avoid sick birds. Over-cleaning is not necessary. The birds need to have access to droppings to maintain natural "gut flora". Your Bird's Health by The Easy Chicken for beginners
How to Raise Day-Old Chicks in Your Back Yard BEFORE THE CHICKS ARRIVE & THEIR FIRST DAY Clean and disinfect the area where the chicks are going to reside. Lysol is good, bleach makes terrible fumes. I used a plant mister to get a fine mist into all the cracks and crannies. One time I did not disinfect and the coccidiosis stayed in the room and the new batch of chicks started dying.
The My Pet Chicken Guide to Chicken Care, Chapter 5: Chicken coop requirements
How To Raise Organic Chickens | Chickens On Camera Organic chickens are not only the “in” thing that fetches a higher price on the market. It’s also a more humane way to raise your chickens and provides a number of benefits to the consumer, including: Organic chicken breasts are lower in calories and higher in proteinMore B vitamins, selenium and niacinNo additives, preservatives, pesticides or antibioticsChickens are less susceptible to disease To raise, certified organic chickens, you must take the following steps: Each chicken must have at least 2 square feet of green space to roam and eat insects. Chickens are only housed when the weather is bad, but must have free outdoor access.
Chicken Nesting Boxes - Back Yard Chickens Chicken nesting boxes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The basic idea is to have a dry, clean and relatively dark area where your hens can lay their eggs. Here are some of the basics for a good nesting box: