I have probably the strangest request when it comes to broilers. Here's the story. I work for a small independent garden center in Washington State. We have been selling egg laying birds for about 3 years. Every so often we have customers request broilers. We will order those for customers too. This isn't an advertisement, I promise. We recently ordered a hatch of 25 broilers (6 were for a customer and the rest for our personal use). When we received the birds about 10 were dead in the box. The day of arrival we had 2-3 die per hour throughout the day. (we did phone the hatchery about the issue). Anyway, after all of that one bird survived. She's a fighter, that one. Despite having only one we still intended to eventually slaughter her. Well today, we had a small fire in the store and the fire happened to take place in the room that the lone broiler was in. Between the smoke and the fire extinguisher we thought for sure she was a goner. After the "smoke cleared" we noticed that the fire fighters had taken our egg bird brooder out of the store (yay fire fighters!). We heard the fire fighters talking that their excitement for the call was that they saved 16 baby chicks. Well... the fire fighters grabbed the lone broiler out of the separate brooder and plopped her in with the egg layers. So now we have this bird who is the lone surviver of a hatch and now has survived a fire. The thought of killing her and eating makes us sad. So here's the question... is there any way to keep a broiler alive past its usual slaughter age? We don't care if she ever ends up laying an egg. We just can't kill her. thoughts?