I have started selling eggs to help pay for the feed that my chickens eat. I never realized that there was such a large market for homemade eggs. I'm selling all my chickens will lay minus the ones I'm using of course. I'm getting about 1-1/2 dozen eggs a day and I want to keep getting this amount because I'm really enjoying the money. Before I started selling eggs I never worried about how old my hens were, it didn't matter. I have no problem at all culling out the excess roosters for the gumbo pot but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around dispatching some of my older hens. I feel like Benedict Arnold.... I need y'all to yell and me and tell me I'm being a dummy. With the roosters I just tell DH I want a rooster to make gumbo with and he sits on the back porch with the 22 and pops one in the head for me. I walk out a little later and gather it up, skin it, gut it, and bag it really quick to stick in the frig for the following day. I know it would be just as easy to do with a hen but it just somehow doesn't feel right. I think I have a certain amount of animosity where the roosters are concerned that I don't have with the hens. There are times when I have to cull several roosters before I'm really ready to eat them and stick them in the freezer because they will gang up and start chasing and harassing the hens. I don't know if I should just leave well enough alone and continue as is or if I should start culling some of the older hens. I would appreciate your opinion.