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    • CommentAuthorvolka
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 12:10pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    Very sadly, we lost our little red hen overnight. She had been eggbound and, after olive oil and a vent sauna, eventually passed two very soft eggs and seemed to perk up. However, I think she was so stressed and exhausted that it all proved too much for her and she died in her sleep.

    This probably sounds like a silly question but what is the law (if any) about disposing of the body? As new chicken owners, we've never had a bird die on us before so not sure what to do.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 3:03pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    Do you have a tree. Place them under there. As long as its not a person, I put all my animals that died in my garden.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 3:27pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    Just make sure you put her deep enough so a fox can't smell and dig her up.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 3:34pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    Put a rock or plant on top. And i forgot to say sorry to hear about your lost. I too lost a little thrush birdie i was feeding for a few day.. god bless to them.xxx
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 4:15pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    B8gger the law; do what you think's best - who's going to report you? When I'm dead & gone and this cottage's garden is dug up, they'll think I was an animal killer!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 4:43pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ditto CC.

    When Libby died many years ago, we were still fairly new to chicken keeping. We weren't sure whether you were allowed to bury chickens, but we did it anyway. She's a pet just like any other, and she deserved a good send off. We burried Eva too when she passed away.

    I'm real sorry to hear about your hen, volka. Egg bound is a horrible condition, it's what killed Libby. You did all you could and obviously loved her. Thinking of you :heart:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 7:31pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Volka...we bury all of our chickens when they die too..they are all dear pets.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 7:56pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    :kissing: oh dear poor Volka how sad for you. This is some advice I found on the internet......
    There are three ways to perform a proper chicken burial:
    Go to a vet for a cremation. This will cost around £7
    Put it in the dustbin. Although this is a bit unceremonious.
    You could bury it in the garden, perhaps under a favourite tree or bush, however be advised that Government Regulations forbid this.
    Finally, never eat your chicken if it has died.....

    I must admit that even though it is against Goverment regulations I would bury it in the garden just like every one else. As Ollie says you must bury it deeply as Mr foxe is real good at digging and it would be mega upsetting if that happened.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 8:34pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    Goverment stop you burying them in your garden due to disease. But if there buryed deep enough,

    Cc im the same as you i have loads animals under my tree.
    1husband dog.
    2 puupys still borns.
    About 4 fish
    1 ginny pig.
    1 birdie.
    1 dog that my husband dug up when he was planting our tree.
    1 hamster.

    My tree has grow so well over the years.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 9:59pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    I have a chicken, a cat and about six rabbits!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 10:00pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    By the way, the title of this thread makes it look like something from a Mafia Forum! :D
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 10:40pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    I thought it was a comical title too but made a bizzare change from baby stuff.
    • CommentAuthorvolka
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 11:02pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    Thanks everyone. My husband suggested we bury her under the magnolia tree we've just bought and are yet to plant - he'll be digging the hole!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 11:02pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    oh that is nice and she will be safe under there bless her
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 11:09pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    Does the Government prohibit the burying of chickens in gardens? When my cat died I read that I could bury him in the garden as long as it was at least 6 feet deep. I got to about 5 feet but if I'd gone any deeper I'd still be in there! Plus it was clay soil and I physically (and mentally) couldn't do any more.

    I'm so sorry you lost your hen Volka. She knew how much you cared for her. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 11:11pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's got to be 6 feet deep - are they crazy?!?! :o
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2009 11:13pm (Jun 17th 2009)
     
    I know! For a second I thought about chucking hubby in as well because that's how deep a human grave is, but I'd have had to widen it too and it was pouring with rain ........ oh, and of course I love him too much to do him in!!! :D
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJun 18th, 2009 1:09am (Jun 18th 2009)
     
    Posted By: saraAs long as its not a person, I put all my animals that died in my garden.


    Do you have a lot of dead people to bury Sara? :) :jumping:
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJun 18th, 2009 1:13am (Jun 18th 2009)
     
    Posted By: RedWe weren't sure whether you were allowed to bury chickens, but we did it anyway


    Here we are responsible for the "disposable" of remains..and its legal...for for non-humans of course!
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeJun 18th, 2009 1:16am (Jun 18th 2009) edited
     
    Posted By: chief chickenBy the way, the title of this thread makes it look like something from a Mafia Forum!


    I'm sure we're being watched!! *looks around nervously*
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 18th, 2009 7:26am (Jun 18th 2009)
     
    ha ha she giggle's just like living in a gold fish bowl or a vivarium ??!!!Gulp, we got unknown guests as well
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 18th, 2009 10:31am (Jun 18th 2009)
     
    In England we are allowed to bury humans in our own garden but needs permission with all sorts of guide lines. Also it has to be declared to buyers when you sell the house.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 18th, 2009 11:28am (Jun 18th 2009)
     
    Jonny Not at the moment. But mybe in time... Only joking.xx
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 18th, 2009 6:23pm (Jun 18th 2009)
     
    Posted By: Red are they crazy


    Yes. And so are we for voting the b*ggers in...
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2009 2:05pm (Jun 21st 2009)
     
    I must say I did wonder what I would find when I saw the title of thread??!!
    Sorry you lost your little hen Volka.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 10:45am (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    My hubby brought this home, to show me, Know what do i do with it, Yes it is dead..
    Photobucket

    Photobucket
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 12:07pm (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    oh wow I love bats maybe you could have him stuffed or freeze dried and hang him on the wall.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 1:46pm (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    No way. thats a cool idea..

    Opps got hubbys nipple in 1st photo. Bit of page 3 for the ladys hehehhe.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 2:02pm (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    ooohhh aaaah cheeky Mr Sara
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 3:25pm (Jun 22nd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Didn't even notice till you pointed it out...

    I love bats too, it's great to see them flitting about on a night. Cute little things ain't they?
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 3:49pm (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    Yes i love them to, Hubby found this one at work, As he know i love all animals,

    He brought it home for me to look at it, he said i wasnt alound to touch it..


    So its now on the top shelf of the summer house, er and now what hubby!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 6:38pm (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    A decent burial with hymns and prayers...and then the wake!!:drinkparty: Actually, you should post it to me and I'll bury it in the mausoleum at Fawley; it's straight out of a gothic horror film, with a carving of an hour glass with bats' wings over the door! Creeeeeepy...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd, 2009 7:44pm (Jun 22nd 2009)
     
    I hope it didn't die of a disease that you or your hubby could pick up by handling it, Sara. I hope you all washed your hands well after touching it. ( do I sound like your mom or something?? :bigsmile: )
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd, 2009 10:46am (Jun 23rd 2009)
     
    CC what if they open the package...hhhmmmmm.
    hubby has Sorted it he says...

    Lynn no i wasnt allowed to touch it.. Hubby says its leg were broken.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd, 2009 6:19pm (Jun 23rd 2009)
     
    No, decent burial I reckon!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2009 8:02am (Jul 2nd 2009) edited
     
    Just had to dispose of two bodies.
    Acouple of my Golden Orfs were floating this morning.
    I hadn't put the fountain back on after feeding them, yesterday had been a scorching day. Being quite a small pool it got too warm. It is an ex-corner bath, very dark blue, and is clear of the ground.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2009 5:38pm (Jul 2nd 2009)
     
    Burial at sea - via the loo?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2009 6:02pm (Jul 2nd 2009)
     
    No. They have a special place.

    Later on in the morning I found another gonner in the weed.
    Rigged up a roof today to shield them, seemed much better.
    I had this problem before, a few years ago.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2009 6:28pm (Jul 2nd 2009)
     
    Poor things...:(
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd, 2009 12:05am (Jul 3rd 2009)
     
    Fish? I'm so sorry. What do you do with the bodies if its not too insensitive to ask? I hope the others are doing OK.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd, 2009 6:32pm (Jul 3rd 2009)
     
    While the original reason for this thread is very sad, I think the title should go into "Hencam The Book" as right up there with *Runny Poo.* :P
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd, 2009 7:42pm (Jul 3rd 2009)
     
    Or Neil could incorporate the story of Hencam into his autobiography...'My Life In Runny Poo'.