The new chicks have arrived and the whole family is SO EXCITED ! As you can see, R loves them and W is very intrigued. I am beginning to gently explain that these chickens will be our food, and R keeps asking if they hurt when we eat them, or if they feel after we kill them. The whole concept is kind of amazing and bewildering, from a 4 year old's point of view.
Despite the potential of R's emotional trauma when the chicks become our dinner, I am really looking forward to having a freezer full of chickens that I KNOW were raised respectfully, ethically and organically.