Hi guys, utter newbie to chickens here - I live on an acre in suburbia, thought about getting chickens for a couple of years (for eggs), finally bought a coop and set it up. It wasn't til I started looking at chicks that I realized I had a terrible problem: I'm terrified at the thought that I'm probably going to be faced with slaughtering the chickens I buy, after they pass egg-laying age (since I live in a subdivision and can't keep a big flock, and want to keep egg-layers only). How did you folks who weren't raised in the country handle this? I KNOW how attached I get to animals - heck, I get attached to plants The thought of killing something that I KNOW I'm going to regard as a pet is just traumatizing! I seriously have started looking for the chickens with the nastiest personalities so that I won't get attached to them - LOL!! Am I too much of a wimp to be a chicken owner? Seriously!! (Thanks guys!!