I have just found our first dead chicken. A GLW Hen She came here about 5 weeks ago, needing a new home, and apparently while the previous owner was putting her into a crate for me to take home, he/we broke her leg. I say broke because when I got her home, she refused to walk on it.. after a couple days she started hobbling around. She made steady progress for 3 weeks and was healthy otherwise so I added a chicken to her pen and they have lived happily for the last 2 weeks or so. Last night she was in the nest box and didn't come out... today she is dead. I don't know how to properly dispose of her body. Bury? Burn? or worse.. send her off to the Landfill? I could use some advice here on the pros and cons or the responsible way of dealing with this. Short history - she HAD mites, previous owner treated her before I ever got her, she was clean and has stayed clean here. No other illness or signs of illness. Regular egg laying until yesterday, happy chicken. Normal poop, normal behavior, even some mating with the new guy. Both myself & previous owners are NPIP clean for pullorum/typhoid... clean & full access to food & water. Other than her hobbling around on her bum leg, she was totally normal.