Ok, I am posting in the "meat bird" area for the first time, so please be kind, humor me... I hatched out a few chickens as pets (for me & my 2 daughters ages 4 & 7), and for a few fresh eggs, but a ridiculously UNFORTUNATE number of them are roos (6 outta 8). I can deal with a roo or 2, but no way can I keep them all. And my only "FOR SURE" pullet, is, of course, a tiny little Serama.... so no big omelettes THERE, either. Ugh. No way am I going to be able to rehome 3 leghorn roos, (I've tried!), soooo... now what? I guess my question is; do I make them into dinner? AND, I am not a total wimp, but am having a hard time considering what was supposed to be a PET as a meal. Did any of you have initial "issues" with this? How did you deal or get around it?? And, oh yeah, what about the KIDS??? If I decide to make the boys into stew, DO I TELL MY GIRLS???? Or do I tell them they "went to a farm" or something, and hope they don't notice all the chicken cuisine for the next week or two...??? (they are YOUNG but not STUPID...) PS: are leghorn roos even worth eating??? are about 10 wks old and not very "plump" feeling!!