My husband and I are building our first run and have a coop being made. I really like the thought of meat chickens once we figure out what we're doing. I'm sure they would live a better life with us and die more humanely by our hand than the chickens in the grocery store. I also like the idea of eating cleaner and wtih less preservatives. I am though struggling a little with the thought of killing one. Is this something you get used to? What do you do with all of the extras from the chicken you aren't using? How long do meat chickens need to mature before processing them? Do you process yourself or take them somewhere? Thanks for all of the help!