I know you edited out the last sentence in your original post, People do get bothered talking about eating their yard birds, but those same ones will go to the grocery store and buy those chickens and eat them or a chicken sandwich at a fast food or fried chicken from Bojan,Kentucky, etc. A lot of those places have had so much Meat recalls----I never seen on the news that a back yard chicken farmer had bad meat out of his own processed chickens---LOL. We back yard farmers Know How our meat was raised, taken care of etc.
I butcher extra cockerels. They have a wonderful, free ranging life for several months, unlike those poor CornishX's that live on wire in a tiny cage for the whole of their 6 weeks of life. I know they are butchered respectfully with as little pain as possible and that they aren't tortured. I know the meat is healthy and well developed from exercise and chicken games. I am respectful of life and try to provide as painless a death as possible. It is what I owe them for providing my family with food. You are absolutely right!!