My wife is the same with our chickens. She really liked the ideal of fresh, untill I butchered a few and then she couldn't eat them. If a chicken gets sick, she will spend days hand feeding it trying to save it. Her success rate is about one on the saving. One time she stoped and ask a vet about treating a chicken and I think he sorta rolled his eyes at her when thinking of treating a $5 chicken with a $40 vet bill so at least he didn't take advantage of her.
I catch more heck over her worrying about stupid chickens.
I feel you.