How to dispose of dead chicks?

paxicotrader

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 16, 2009
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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?
 

Silkie Sue

Songster
13 Years
Jun 23, 2007
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Sarnia, Ontario
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??
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justmeandtheflock

Overrun with ducklings :)
10 Years
May 27, 2009
3,194
8
189
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
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Pupsnpullets

Songster
11 Years
Mar 9, 2008
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SoCal desert
Quote:
by the looks of your chickens, do you need a backhoe to bury them??
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Good point!!! In fact, if you have too many losses your mulberry tree may turn into a giant redwood!!
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Lady Badlands

Songster
10 Years
Nov 5, 2009
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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.
 

MANNA-PRO

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