Organic Chicken Production

Organic animal husbandry puts a central focus on the welfare and health of the animals. Ensuring the good lives of animals by enhancing and supporting their naturalness is viewed as central in organic animal husbandry. Human care is essential; having taken the animals into ones’ farm, means that there should be some responsibility for their wellbeing. It is the farmer’s responsibility to form the surroundings for the animals and ensure that they are safe in daily life. While the farmer has a responsibility to let the animals live their lives as natural as possible, s/he also at the same time, has the responsibility to intervene as soon as something is threatening their health and welfare, such as disease or signs of discomfort. This makes organic animal husbandry different from intensive animal husbandry, where animals are kept under very restrictive conditions, where their natural behaviour is not supported.