What do do with a very large dead turkey

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by runswithbuffalo, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. runswithbuffalo

    runswithbuffalo Out Of The Brooder

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    So, the mean old Broad Breasted Bronze turkey I inherited from my dad died this evening. I had just commented to my husband earlier today that the turkey and I were finally getting along. I hand fed him this evening, just like always and then when he headed back to the bird enclosure he started flapping his wings, lost his footing and fell over. His wings were spread out, I ran to him to right him and he just died in my arms. It had to have been a heart attack. Anyhoo, sad to see him go even though he did always try to attack me.

    Now to my question. I live in a rural area. The ground is frozen solid so I can't bury him. What can I do with a 40+ pound turkey carcass??

    Thanks!!

    Jessie
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If you have a compost pile, straw and coop bedding you can muck out now I would compost him. You might split him into a few parts but a good hot pile will dispatch him in short order. Granted it was only a rooster but I put one in my pile 2 weeks ago and he's virtually gone.
     

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