I'll keep this short and simple. I am going to buy a meat bird and have my 2 step daughters involved in the raising butchering and cooking. I think it is important that at least once in their lives they see where food comes from. I think it's important for a lot of reasons. My question is, when YOUR kid was exposed to this whole process did younger kids understand and except it better or do older kids handle it better? The last thing I want is more harm than good. The girls are 11 and 14. I feel like the younger the better but I have never done this before. Please share! I am especially interested in anyone that has done this with step kids. Please weigh in on how that went down. *yawn* I'll check this in the morning.