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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickenma, Dec 6, 2008.
Do they go on compost / trash?
By "flipped", you mean dead, right? Bury them.
I put them in a old plastic groshery bag and then in the dumpster.
I don't think I could do it but I know a LOT of folks that raised birds for big corporations. Laying hatching eggs. They always kept a few sows around and fed them almost exclusively with dead birds. Then they ate the pigs that the sows raised. Course this was 20 years ago but I bet the same thing goes on today.....
Quote:omg...that is nasty...
We take them to a back corner of our property, away from the house and where our chickens roam, for the buzzards.
Feathers compost really well. ONLY feathers, or your compost will smell like...........well, dead animals and attract nasty critters.
On many small farms, it was fairly common and probably still is common for them to go the hogs. The large producers have turned to composting. Many of the rendering plants have gone out of business and incinerating the carcasses is expensive and not considered environmentally responsible. There are several "recipes" to compost carcasses that provide the correct carbon to nitrogen ratio. Usually it's something like a 12" layer of litter, a 6" layer of straw, a layer of carcasses and then a 12" layer of litter and then cap it with finished compost or dirt. You can find many ag extension documents online that talk about composting mortalities.
i put mine in the burn barrel