How to Dispose of Dead Chickens and Other Poultry

How to Dispose of Dead Chickens and Other Poultry
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes In the eight years of keeping chickens and other poultry, we’ve had our share of illnesses and deaths. Our homestead has suffered three major illnesses during this time. Coccidiosis, avian influenza, and Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG). With each deadly illness came death, and with death came the decision on how to dispose of the bodies.   Luckily, our property suffered minor losses when exposed to coccidiosis and avian influenza from migrating fowl. However, our homestead took a horrible blow when MG reared its ugly head. As a matter of fact, many small farms and homestead across the Pacific Northwest lost their entire flocks of chickens and other poultry. The culprit? Again, migrating waterfowl.   As homesteaders, the loss of 54 birds affected us emotionally and financially. These birds were an investment, but eventually, we would rebuild. However, backyard chicken keepers were the most emotionally distraught: their chickens were

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