There are two very different answers depending on whether I raised the birds for egg laying, or whether I purposely bought straight run or meat birds. I wouldn't hesitate to humanely slaughter any bird to prevent suffering (injury/illness), but I admit it'll be hard after the end of a laying career. I have no problems butchering the cockerels or meat birds. I eat chicken, and the chicken I get at the grocery store were just as alive as the ones I butcher.I just wanted to see what you think, and if you have anything to add to the poll just tell me.
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