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Q: How do I dispose of a dead chick or chicken?

A:

This is a difficult question to answer definitively, since what to do with a dead pet or animal can vary depending on your your state, city and even your neighborhood. It can vary depending on the cause of death, too. In some places, it's fine to bury a dead animal, while other places may have restrictions. Some veterinarians can dispose of your dead pet for you, while in other places your local vet will not offer that service, but your sanitation service might.

The best way to discover your own local requirements would be to contact a local vet and ask about local regulations.If no vet is available in your area, you can try contacting your state vet to see what the regulations are for your state, and then local animal control in your county, town or city to see if there are additional requirements in your area. If you live in a place with a neighborhood association, you will want to check to see if there are any further restrictions on how you must handle the remains of your chicken.