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Disposal of used up animal parts?

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Created July 25, 2011 at 8:31 PM

I'm really into the nature-respecting aspects of this lifestyle. Part of "The Vegetarian Myth," details how life cycles are vital for good soil cultivation - bones return to the earth, break down and feed plants, essentially. As I bagged up a pile of very well-used chicken parts to be carted off to a landfill, I wondered if anyone out there manages this end of meat consumption in a more responsible way. Is burying them wise/unwise? Does anyone successfully compost animal waste?

I'm in a semi-rural area with a pretty big yard, but I'm curious about how city dwellers might approach this as well.

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on July 25, 2011
at 08:44 PM

We're lucky enough in Seattle to have a curbside compost program that includes animal products. No liquids though, so if I have old stock I mix that in with a big pile of soil out back or toss it out on the lawn and water it in.

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on July 25, 2011
at 08:38 PM

You could always make hot dogs!

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on July 26, 2011
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I'm out in the country, and I just toss bones and any other cooked food down the hill, south of the house. I figure the various critters will take care of it. Waste plant material and eggshells are the only things that I compost.

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on July 25, 2011
at 10:46 PM

We make stock from the bones and other spare bits, and then feed the bones to the dogs. At that point, they're soft enough to crumble by hand, and not dangerous for the dogs.

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on July 25, 2011
at 08:48 PM

After I'm done simmering down my chicken bones, they can be crushed by hand.

I compost everything. I have a worm box, a yard waste compost, and a bio-stack. I feed usable vegetable matter to my chickens and divide the rest between appropriate compost bins. Boiled bone matter generally goes to the worms.

I also live in a semi-rural area with a large yard.

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i like your fancy picture.

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