EDIT of OP.... I want to add a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped me! What a great amount of info y'all added to help me along! Thank God it was a smooth process, as well it should have been, I sure did my homework with y'all! Thanks for all the visual aids, tips, tricks and links too!! you all ROCK! I will be here for anyone who needs support as those of you were for me! Our chickens were THE best chicken I ever tasted, bet any awesome turkey I made! And I make some good turks! Thanks for the brining info too! Thank YOU!! I LOVE BYC! A SUMMARY OF THIS THREADS LINKS VIDEOS HOW-To's WILL be ADDED to this ARTICLE https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/processing-day-support-group-summary-of-thread for EASY ACCESS, IF I missed adding something you feel should go in the summary PM me and I will add it! Don't worry about being gentle in response, just be kind and honest. I know this is the route we want to go. HELP get us through this please! And maybe even help others down the road! I have met so many people on here that cant get through the first steps, suggestions to help ease our way in! This week will begin a new chapter in our life, I know its not a lot but we have 4 Giant Sweet Brahma roosters that will be sent off for processing. I chose to send off to start to ease into the process. I am having old age tender footedness! I have envisions of opening up zip locks and finding that I know EXACTLY which bird is which drumbstick! How do I separate myself from them? This is a step I not only NEED to take, but its a step I do WANT to take. We are not vegetarians by far, we love our meat and we do spend a small fortune on chicken at the Grocery store. If I could turn vegetarian then things would be different, but we are meat eaters and as these generations go by we are loosing touch with reality and what's on our plates, I know I have for sure..... I am giving my own therapy aren't I!