I've been looking around a bit and haven't come across anything. I know diseases are common such as the following: Scaley Legs Mites/Lice Worms Along with the one that causes problems with the eyes and many others. My question is this, can we still eat these chickens as meat? Do they need to be cured of all diseases before they are butchered? One example would be if one suddenly died could you use it for meat? One other random question is if we live in a suburban area are we allowed to throw the chicken scraps (heads/legs) in the trash? Or should they be buried? I really don't have room to bury lots of animals in my yard. Its pretty small so are there other options besides paying for a vet to dispose of an entire chicken? I know this answer is mostly obvious. Thanks.