Q 1: I am an employee in a poultry company in Egypt.
As a part of our work, we must kill some chicks or hens.
We either slaughter them or choke them by separating the head from the spinal cord, because they are sick and may contaminate others or because they are about to die. What is the ruling on doing this?
It is not permissible to choke or slaughter them by illegitimate means or any other means which make them unlawful to be eaten because of their sickness or weakness. This is considered as a waste of money. It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade the wasting of money. They can be isolated if they are diseased to avoid infection and treated using antiseptics to prevent infection as a way of seeking all possible means. It should be taken into consideration that all things are in the Hand of Allah, under His will, Control and Destiny. Whatever He wants will be, and what He does not want will not be. It is permissible to burn the animals that die on their own in order to get rid of any infection. (Part No. 26; Page No. 182) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.