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I did not watch the video because  I do not have the bandwidth out here in the hinterlands.  If the thread subject reflects the topic I say NO!NO!NO!!!

Back in the old days you took a chicken carcass or dead rat and threw it up on the shed roof so the chickens could NOT get to it.

Why?  wry neck.

Botulism

Cause

A toxin that is produced by a germ causes botulism.

This toxin is usually present in dead and rotting poultry and other carcasses. It can also be present in maggots or beetles that have fed on these carcasses. Chickens get sick when they peck at these carcasses, maggots or beetles, or drink water or eat feed contaminated by carcasses.  

 
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I guess I don't understand your approach.  You haven't seen the video, so you don't know anything beyond the title, yet you are vehemently against it.  

Are you saying that you dispose of dead animals by throwing them onto a shed roof?
 
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Timothy Markus wrote:I guess I don't understand your approach.  You haven't seen the video, so you don't know anything beyond the title, yet you are vehemently against it.  

Are you saying that you dispose of dead animals by throwing them onto a shed roof?



Sorry,  But my name is Sam and I am internet video challenged.   No youtubes for me!

If *you* have watched the video,  please advise me if the subject reflects the content.  I am curious.

My message is clear and direct.  I don't understand what an "approach" is?  Perhaps a subtle nuance? or maybe PC speak?  Explain to me in flip phone parlance not smartphone juju please.

And yup,  that is exactly what I do. No compost piles  or chunking 'em in the woods.  My birds range far and wide and attack the compost pile with  gusto daily.  Let the carrion birds do their job.  They are good at it.
 
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The video mentions risk of botulism, and how this is not an issue with BSFL.
 
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Chad Sentman wrote:The video mentions risk of botulism, and how this is not an issue with BSFL.



I feed my birds naturally occurring bsf larvae out of my worm hotel.  No meat scraps or grease in there.  The adult black soldier fly does not have mouthparts and does not feed upon waste.  
 
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