Dead animal disposal

On occasion, we will find a dead animal or (more frequently) a dead bird, which always leads to a discussion as to what should be done about it. I don’t want to put it on the compost, which is what Eve always suggests, because I don’t want to start attracting vermin. Equally, Eve is not happy about having some dead thing rotting away in the bin for up to two weeks.

Since disposing of the corpse is a task that always falls to me, it ends up in the bin.

Jennie Breeden, however, has found a much better compromise.

The only problem, of course, is that no-one ever steals from our porch.

7 thoughts on “Dead animal disposal

    1. Since disposing of dead animals always ends up falling to me, they generally end up in a plastic bag and in the bin. It’s an outside bin so there isn’t really a problem apart from the fact that the bin is only emptied once every two weeks.

      We don’t have a problem with porch pirates here, but if we did, a computer box would be incredibly tempting.

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  1. If you ever figure out what to do let me know! Made the mistake of putting a mouse in the compost once and it was a nasty surprise for Jay on her next visit!

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    1. What I usually do is put the thing in a plastic bag and then drop it in the outside bin. Since it’s always me that empties the bins, once it’s done it’s out of sight and out of mind.

      I only ever put vegetable matter on the compost. In fact, these days it tends to be just leaves and coffee — the chickens take care of everything else except chicken bones.


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