Hello, everybody. I've got a bit of a predicament here at home and I'm not really sure how to handle it. You see, a couple months back we processed three roosters. I'd been explaining to my little sister for about half a year before that, just preparing her for it. She's fifteen, though, so everything seems like a catastrophe to her. I gave her a way out and didn't force her to deal with the processing. In the end, she accepted it and took the many feathers I collected for her arts and crafts. Two months ago, I purchased three turkey poults for meat. They turned out to be standard bronze turkeys, though, so I figured we'd just have to wait a year to actually consume them. Whatever, they're cute as hell and I'd love to have some turkey eggs from the hen for hatching anyway. One of the jakes died, unfortunately, so now we're left with one jake and one hen. I still figured we'd be good anyway, considering we could get some replacements to raise for the next year as well. As it turns out, my sister had other ideas. She knew from the get-go that they were for food but seems to have grown attached to them. She's of the opinion that we can just let the turkeys we have breed and we'll hatch the eggs. The new poults will then be used for food, that way she can grow attached to parents without fear of them being dinner. I'm just a bit torn. I hate to disappoint my sister. She's my best friend. But I really had planned on getting some hatching eggs from the hen and then processing the tom for Thanksgiving. I spend a lot of money on raising them as an almost-show quality bird, so I guess I could recoup the funds I've spent by selling any poults we hatch out, but I really don't like to count my poults before the eggs have even been laid. It's just too much. I really can't decide what to do. If anybody has any advice, that'd be great. P.S. For reference, I'm 21 and live at home with my family. While they're at school and work, I do freelance graphic design and take care of the chickens/ducks/turkeys/quail/dogs/kitten. Technically, it is my flock, but I consider it a family affair.