How to dispose of dead chicks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by paxicotrader, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. paxicotrader

    paxicotrader In the Brooder

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    We lost 10 chicks (couple of days old). Is it better to bury them right in the ground or can you burn the bodies?
     
  2. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Songster

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    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:I always bury all that I have had pass on. I don't like the though of burning them. Sorry for your loss of your chicks.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I bury mine under the mulberry tree in the pasture. At least a foot deep though to keep varmints from digging them up.
     
  4. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Songster

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    A.T. Hagan :

    I bury mine under the mulberry tree in the pasture. At least a foot deep though to keep varmints from digging them up.

    by the looks of your chickens, do you need a backhoe to bury them?? [​IMG]
     
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I've never had that many at once but I usually just put them in the garbage. The ground is still frozen here. Sorry about your chicks [​IMG]
     
  6. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Songster

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    Quote:by the looks of your chickens, do you need a backhoe to bury them?? [​IMG]

    Good point!!! In fact, if you have too many losses your mulberry tree may turn into a giant redwood!! [​IMG]
     
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  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    opa that isn't funny!
     
  9. Lady Badlands

    Lady Badlands Songster

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    When we had baby chicks, and some would die, we buried them in the ground. When we have full grown chickens that die, we cremate them. And we cry.
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

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