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Yep, I've done that too.I didn't eat them but here's what I DID do: I took their carcasses deep into the woods behind my house and left them on a fallen tree.
Entire carcass was gone within 12 hours.
Something had a good meal.
Exactly!A friend admonished me for leaving the birds out in the woods behind the house for animals to eat saying I was encouraging predation on my remaining birds but I don't agree. I figure any predator worth its fur or feathers is already well aware of the delicious chickens I have in my yard. That's what the fort-knox-like run is for