Any helpful information for butchering a chicken and not feeling guilty? I'm an animal lover, never butchered my own chicken before. Been considering though, but I know if I do it I'll have guilty feelings. It's just hard for me to kill something I hatched, like to bring it into the world and then take it back out. I'd just feel sad to take somethings life that I see every day. I have a couple mean mean mean roosters that run over to the fence and attempt to attack me through the fence. I try to avoid going into the pen, only if I have to. If I'm in the pen they beat the snot out of me. The 2 that do that are RIR's... they'd be the only ones I'd consider butchering. I would still feel guilty. Any thoughts or opinions on this?