Sorry if this is a silly line of questioning, or if this is duplicating a thread that might already exist. Inquiring minds want to know! I'm still researching chicken raising, but have to wonder what you folks do when one of your chickens dies. I mean, do you eat it, bury it, set it out for predators, or what? I know that I personally would not be able to eat my own chicken. I've already decided that when the time comes, I will donate mine to the wildlife rehabber group I volunteer with because I'm sure the hawks/owls will consume them. I've also got to wonder, do you have to determine the cause of death before knowing a dead chicken is safe for consumption?