Chickens can have numerous health problems throughout their life, and antibiotics are typically used to help with disease prevention.
There are alternatives though, and raising chickens without antibiotics is not as challenging for smaller farms than it is for larger farms.
Keep the chicken coop clean daily
Feed the chicken antibiotic-free feed
Use probiotics and prebiotics
Purchase organic chicks
Antibiotics in chickens are used to treat disease. Chickens have dome different types of bacteria than humans do, and therefore they are treated with different antibiotics.
Buying Organic chicks is more of a concept than anything else – no chicken is organic; it comes down to the food that they were fed.
Organic eggs must come from cage-free environments and from chickens that were fed organic meals.