Hi all, I am getting some chicks in a couple of weeks for eggs and figured I would keep them around until they grew old and grey. But now I am thinking more logically and really am thinking about some meat chickens and just replenishing my layers every year or so in order to continue getting eggs. How hard is it to cull chickens that have been in your family for a year. I need to get in the mindframe that this is the process of farming and not just having pets. I am becoming obsessed by all the available chickens and types, but am realistic enough to know that I cannot keep getting them. Has anyone else started out just for fun layers, but then decided to do what needs to be done in order to continue with more. I certianly cannot be the only one who got the idea of pets and then decided this was a great source of meat. Thanks for all the help, I need it.