mikeandgerry wrote:anyway, is the chicken *censored* burning idea valid?
Yes it burns, doesn't have the heat of anthracite for sure but it burns.
My grandfather had two huge roundhouses for chickens, at the time I think they would hold 45,000 chickens in each. He actually used a small John Deere dozer to clean them. What a pile it would make. Yes, there were plenty of dead chickens in the manure. When they crowded up, some would die because they couldn't get air. They are not geniuses by the way.
He spent many a night sleeping in there with a shotgun in his lap waiting for the wolves. He started tacking their hides at the doorway to the roundhouses. Once he had a bunch up there, they were a little leary of coming by for a free meal. I think his dog Blackie ate more than the wolves anyway.