Chickens are pretty resiliant animals for somethings and extremely fragile for others, especially chicks. I woke up to a dead chick this morning. I promptly picked out a spot under a tree and buried it about 1ft deep. I'm just wondering how others deal with carcass disposal when that unfortunate circumstance rears its ugly head. I've never been able to throw animals in the trash. Judeo-Christian religions tend to teach that animals don't have souls, but my personal beliefs differ, and so i always give them a decent burial. I tried dumping animals down an old latrine or just tossing them into the tall grass, and it just never seems right to me and depending on the size of the animal it smells like heck.