Ok, I've been doing searches here and elsewhere for a bit now, and I can't seem to find my answer. So, here's my question: Months ago, two of my chicks were thought to be young pullets, and turned out to be cockrels. Oops! We just got our first complaint from the neighbor about the crowing, and they are a good enough age and size to be butchered and processed. This will be our first processing, and will be one at a time. We could do with a chicken dinner, but also our cats eat raw meat, mostly chicken meat. Generally ground up with bones and all. I think the connection I'm making is clear. I've seen plenty of information about cats eating chickens on here, but it's never intentional on the part of the chickens' owner! Does anyone else process chickens as cat food? How, if at all, is it different than processing for humans? I imagine the cat could figure it out, if it weren't quite so spoiled as my cats are, if I gave them a mostly in tact chicken... but spoiled they are! My cats thrive on their raw diet. Cats need some of the organs, and could do worse than some of the nutrients in a few feathers. The bones are an important part of their diet, along with the obvious meat. I can't seem to find anyone who keeps chickens, feeds their cats a raw diet, and combines the two into their logical end (as I am trying to do). If there is anyone on this forum who does so, I'd love to ask some advice!