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.
Jennifer, how many eggs would you get a day, from your lovely chickens, how many do you have, & do they have names, which I'm guessing they would have? And are you able to bury them in your yard, when they pass away?
I have seven hens at the moment; Milly, Nightvale, Princess Layer, Speckles, Domino, Nut and Mrs Fluffernutter (the kids named some of them. We get maybe 3 eggs a day at the moment because some of the girls are well past peak laying age. I've buried two of them in the yard (one was killed by a dog, the other I think had issues with her reproductive chicken- she was an ISA brown, the commercial laying breed and they lay too many eggs, it's bad for their bodies and they don't live long).
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.