I've recently been investigating having a couple of chickens in my backyard. I've been doing lots of reading and considering coop designs, breeds, etc. The one thing I haven't seen mentioned at all is...what do you do with your chickens once they stop laying eggs (which I gather is after just a couple of years?). Do people just keep them as pets? How long do they usually live? Do you add another chicken to keep laying eggs and just keep the other ones until they die of old age? Or do you take them somewhere to be processed and then eat them? I don't know if I could bring myself to eat a chicken I had been keeping as a pet..but I'd love to know how you all handle the whole life-cycle. Thanks in advance!