How much can I expect the production to drop in the hens 2 year of life? Do most of you guys change out the flock when the hens' peak is waning, or do you wait until production stops completely? And when exactly IS that? lol. Any advice or websites that have good info on home butchering? Not that *I* could do this personally, but my husband said he'd have no issues. Admittedly, I am a vegetarian and so are my two eldest children (by choice), but my two youngest and my husband are avid meat eaters. Though I am a little hesitant to agree to butchering as I am wondering how my kids would take it. And myself as well...I can imagine getting very attached. Though I am not morally against it as I believe our chickens will have had a very good, spoiled life and I do buy organic, free range chicken products for my younger children. It's a weird conundrum I find myself in. Any advice?