Well if they are pets maybe you should let them live their days out there then. I mean dogs and cats and budgies are pets that serve no purpose but we keep those
Realistically you will be lucky to find a home for old non laying hens that doesn't include a pot. Though some people keep them and don't eat eggs so always worth a try advertising them for sale but chances are they won't live happily ever after.
ive never done it but i know they use the bones ground up powder as calcium supplement in fertilizer, dont know from what but guess it wouldnt matter if we knew everything that we put back in our yards , i probably wouldnt even sit outside.haha
Hi, I am brand new here but just wanted to mention the article I read (here on this site) a bit ago. If you have compost, maybe you could put those non-laying hens to work "turning it up" for you. The bugs, grubs and scraps they would get out of it would be enough to feed them without "paying for processed feed" for them. I think the article is called "Composting with Chickens" here on BYC. Or, like others said...make room in your freezer