I intended to only have chickens for eggs. I'm afraid both my husband and I lack to emotional fortitude to kill one of our "girls". Yet . . . it seems unnatural to eat meat (as I do) and not be willing to do the whole process. Now I am toying with culling 2 of the hens next Fall--unless they don't start laying again soon! Originally I was just going to give them away, but that seems cowardly. Any suggestions or resources or tips for a city girl that has only killed a fish for dinner in her 52 years? Do I need to cook differently since the birds will be 1-2 years old when ready? Thanks!