How Do You Dispose Of Entrails?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Mahlzeit, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the process of buying a house on an acre of property with long 100ft wide lots. I have neighbors on each side. There is a little bit of woods behind the property between the property that backs to ours. I would like to start getting into some meat birds but my biggest concern is getting rid of the chickens entrails after butchering. Do any of you who have meat birds live in neighborhoods? How do you dispose of the feathers and guts? Can I put it out with the regular household garbage? Any input would be much appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Elke Beck

    Elke Beck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the laws in your community as to whether you can dispose of entrails in the garbage. Of course, if it is well warpped, then unless you are a celebrity or under investigation for treason, most likely no one will ever know.
     
  3. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure in most places it is not legal to do that and if it was just a couple birds I don't see it being a problem sticking it in there and hiding it. However I'm looking to do more than just a couple birds at a time.
     
  4. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My other chickens & cats eat up everything left over, but when I need to dispose of a dead chicken or small animal I use a pair of post hole diggers to dig a post hole about 2' deep and bury it.
     
  5. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would work for one or 2 chickens but I'm talking about processing like 25 or so at a time.
     
  6. Hope Frazier

    Hope Frazier Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive always butchered the day before trash pick up and double bagged the feathers and entrAils i dont keep. Never had any complaints and my neighbors have never had a problem with it. I have a dumpster not a trashcan so i dont know if that makes a difference.
     
  7. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The entrails themselves can be cooked and fed right back to the chickens. If you're raising chicks, then chop them up and feed it to the baby chicks for the extra protein.

    For the feathers, I would actually try to find someone interested in buying them. If you process any young roos who have their saddle feathers in, sell those to fishermen and hairdressers. Down can be sold to people who make pillows or comforters. And the other feathers can be sold to people that use them in various crafts - everything from hair clips to dreamcatchers.

    There may be someone out there looking for a good heavy supplier of these things too. Imagine how many chickens, ducks, and geese it would normally take to fill up a down comforter. And the hairdressing trend has already upset LOTS of fishermen who use those feathers for fishing. The only problem I can see would be getting rid of the normal hen-like exterior feathers, because crafters don't need them very often. But maybe some hobby stores do.
     
  8. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's probably what I will end up doing also. I was just curious if that is what others do as well.
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    There are several good ideas on here for you to use ......

    I have a garden and I usually pull the dirt back, alright I have my younger sons who like to dig anyway dig me out a hole several feet deep in the garden and plant it all right there so it can be recycled ......

    The other way is to boil up the entrails and put it in some rice and just feed it back to your chickens as it really is like tossing out money on something you already paid for the feathers do whatever you think is best ......
     

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