Well, I had made the decision to sell some of my chickens as well as all my ducks and my 2 geese partly to reduce expenses, and also to make caring for my birds easier, but also to focus on only one or 2 breeds of chickens. I put an ad on CL, and someone answered who wants to buy all the birds! I know I should be happy, but there is always a little sadness when selling my birds. I guess I just attribute human traits to my birds, and I get too attached. I will miss the silly antics of my geese and ducks, and even the "bad" roo who tried to overthrow the "king" will be missed. I just try to keep focused on the benefits to the birds I am keeping (more room in the coop, bigger shares of the treats, and food, not getting attacked by the "bad" roo). I do keep waivering between telling the man that my husband sold the birds to someone else w/o telling me, but I know I would regret it later. Pray for my strength-----it's just so hard!