Both, I guess. The LF chickens are livestock, and I'll cull (kill/sell) non-laying or extra ones. Sick birds get killed, mostly, and so do injured ones unless it's something easy to fix. Bantams are pets in that I don't keep track of their laying to determine who stays, but I will eat extras or dispatch sick ones. Haven't had to do the latter yet, bantams are tough old birds. Ditto with the quail: I don't have any breeding program or even eat their eggs, so I can't rightly classify them as livestock, but I'm not attached to them either. Extra males will be eaten. Ducks (x7) are pets, and if they get injured I'll try my best short of a vet visit to fix them. If they fall ill, they'll be culled, because even pets are no fun if they are sickly. I don't need income from these birds to survive, so I'm willing to have a few groups or species that aren't economically necessary. I have them because I can. Simple as that. Still, even the ducks, which I have solely because they make me smile with their antics, end up paying their own feed bill because of how much they lay. Some months they outpace the Leghorns. Actually, right now I only have one chicken that I wouldn't eat or sell because of personal value alone. I have a few more that are valuable for genetics, or for how well they lay, but they too will get their turn in the oven when they're old. I give them a good life, and a good death. Better than letting them waste away with arthritis and cloudy vision. I kept a 9 year old hen once. She was dignified and chipper, but not in the best of shape. She was overweight, she limped, she sat around a lot. I got her at age six, and gave her back to her original owner just last winter for some extra care that I couldn't provide. I don't like seeing my birds like that. I'd rather that they went to feed my family while they could still run and play and find all the bugs they wanted.