I don't have chickens, quail, ducks, etc yet but I'm struggling with the horrific thought that I will buy the eggs, hatch them out, raise them up and when it comes down to it, not be able to butcher them (and have 100 birds eating me out of house and home). No one in my family is a grow-it-yourselfer and so I have never been exposed to this type of lifestyle. I have watched several killing videos and some make me very, very queasy. I want to do this, but I am afraid I will end up becoming attached. How did everyone else deal with this situation? I'm sure if I was raised with the "animals are for our table- now go out and kill a chicken for dinner" mentality I wouldn't be posting this now. Is there any easy way to look at those little babies and 8 weeks later send them to the freezer? Is it easier to just not think about it until the day it needs to be done or do you kinda prepare yourself everyday until it comes?