Definitely not - NO NO NO
I used to breed geese and ducks and my nasty ex kept taunting me with "I'm going to kill a goose so we can eat it" - the first time I almost fainted and he got the reaction he so obviously wanted so he went on saying that, and always about one of my favourites!
I could no more kill an animal than fly to the moon.
I cannot even pick up a dead animal and the local council mosquito ranger used to come on my property if my dogs killed a wild duck! They all used to laugh at me......so i could definitely not kill a chicken even if it was not MY pet.
If for some reason I absolutely had to (like, someone held a gun to my head, or if I was starving and had no other option to feed my children) then yes. But I probably never will because it's unnecessary. I don't eat chickens. I keep hens as pets and I don't want them killed. When they get too old to lay the live out their retirement happily with the other hens in my yard.
That's lovely, Jennifer. I love chooks. My neighbours have several rescued from batteries and they are so sweet and adorable . . and thriving in their new free environment . . they even go in the house! LOL.
Interesting question. Despite not ever wanting to kill another creature if I could possibly avoid it, if I was starving , I most definitely would kill a chicken. Better him die than me !! I do love all Gods creatures though, and would never want to hurt them deliberately.