Hubby has been bugging me to get chickens for a long time now. I did some research and finally said ok. I think having 6 or 8 free range birds would be nice. And free range eggs are so wonderful! However, I have always been an animal person and I just don't want to slaughter them. They would be more like pets with benefits in my eyes. Well hubby wants to get 25 or so every year then kill off all but a few. So we would have about 6 or 8 after he was done offing some. He wants meat and eggs. I was 'considering' letting him slaughter the hens that were getting too old to produce, but to just get so many chickens and kill most off every year kind of grosses me out. He thinks what will happen is, he goes out chops off heads and I do the rest. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN MATE! If he wants to kill them, they better come to me looking as they do in the store or I am probably not going to be able to eat them. I know I am a bit of a hypocrite. I can eat meat as long as I haven't had a personal relationship with it. Anyway anyone convince their other half not to slaughter? How do you do that?