cindi, i got tired of supplying dinner for every predator in the county. if it wasn't they coyotes, it was the raccoons, hawks, owls, etc. i have a friend who's husband built the Leavenworth of chicken coops. i get my eggs from her :-).
back in the day, when we were very poor, no part of the bird went unused. it was cheap food and you could really stretch it! now i don't have much of a taste for chicken except the occasional chicken breast. when i buy a chicken, i buy whole and roast it....then make soup with what we don't eat. i do like chicken soup!