Mortality and morbidity are, unfortunately, a 'fact of life' in poultry production. It is important to be aware of how to safely (and perhaps profitably) dispose of any dead birds from your flock. Rules regarding carcass disposal may vary from area-to-area so it is important to verify the regulations in your area.
On-farm disposal of animal mortalities (University of Kentucky)
On-farm composting of animal mortalities (University of Kentucky)
An economic evaluation of dead bird disposal systems (Auburn University)
Composting dead birds (University of Maryland)
Installation and use of incinerators (Auburn University)
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