Chicken disposal

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upert

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Chicken disposal
« on: July 01, 2018, 22:42 »
What do you do with your dead chickens?

I used to bury them yet I'm not sure this isn't frowned upon nowadays. I might be out of date buy I read somewhere Defra would prefer only pets were buried or cremated and chickens do not count as pets according to them. They ought to be bagged and binned according to the page I read.

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Re: Chicken disposal
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 10:59 »
Your local vet will dispose of any dead animals, but it will cost you a fair bit.

I know people do bury them, but obviously you need to dig a deep hole to prevent foxes digging them back up.   DEFRA are going to say no as they are worried about the spread of disease, nuisance to neighbours and so on.  If you had numerous birds and were regularly having to dispose of bodies, you can see their point.

If it is your own land and you only bury the odd bird, the common sense answer is that no-one will know if you do it properly.   If you are going to bag and bin them, make sure you wrap well as they are going to start to smell very quickly as they have the guts still inside them.  Not pleasant for you or the bin men  :(

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upert

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Re: Chicken disposal
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 11:39 »
I buried them deep in a wild area on our site. I feel a little sentimental I guess about Mr Fox ravaging them but also felt it better all round if they're out of the way.

Naturally, their carcasses would be appreciated by scavengers etc but I have to think of others.

Whilst searching for firm rules I was somewhat surprised that Defra hadn't caught up with so many people keeping chickens again.

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Re: Chicken disposal
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 12:01 »
I bag and bin mine, couple of carrier bags and the a black bin bag.

They smell far less than dead mice do.  :mad:
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grinling

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Re: Chicken disposal
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 19:20 »
I bag and bin. A large drink afterwards always goes well



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