Children and Butchering
Hi all, I've recently gotten the chicken bug and just ordered 10 hens - 5 Buff Orps, 5 Delawares. They are going to be my egg layers, but I'm ok with the idea of butchering these birds when they get close to 3 years old (remind me of this when it gets around that time!) and won't be naming them, but I'm concerned about exposing our 4 year-old twin girl grandkids to the fact that they are about to eat something that they are going to be around when they come up to the farm and visit. And who knows, considering the economic situation, they all may move in with us!
I feel like being straight up with them. It's the cycle of life, and better than the factory poultry. How do you address this with kids? Their mom is a slowly reforming vegetarian (thankfully!)and has started eating chicken, so hopefully she will help get the message across.
Our family has much to teach one another and I want to be sure that a consistent message comes from the "adults" as to real life and clean natural food. Please share any thoughts.