I'm not sure if this should be a duck question or a processing question, but here it is: My initial plan was to get a duck egg business started because I saw a lot of market potential in my area. I ordered all female ducklings bred for laying and because all the layers were going to be keepers, I had no problem letting myself and my family get attached to my girls, naming them, playing with them, hand feeding them etc. My next duck order was supposed to be for meat ducks for processing, but I've become so impressed with the personalities and behavior of ducks, I'm not sure if I'll be able to disconnect from "duck mom mode" fully enough to want to eat any ducks I raise. I'm wondering now if I should just concentrate on ducks for eggs, and pick up some other birds entirely for food birds, like turkeys or geese. What does the board think? I'm not usually a sentimental person, I don't dwell on things, I just wonder if I'm going to like my great grandmother, who routinely RUINED Sunday chicken dinner for her family by saying things like; "Oh, you should have heard Henrietta, she positively sang when I took her to the block..." Do most people tend to emotionally disconnect from the bird after its been plucked?