Hi, I purchased a flock of 8 hens that came with one roo last June. His name is Elton and he was a young cockeral when we got him. He has proven to be a good rooster.... nice to the hens, actually helped with raising the chicks and protective when predators have been around. (hawks, eagles) This year, Eltons second season, he is still going strong but he has chosen to shun some of the hens. I have 2 barred rocks and he will not mate them and chases them away from food. I have a new rooster that I like that I grew from chicks, a purebred americana that I named Manny. I decided early on that I would keep him and send Elton to freezer camp. Now I am hesitating. It is January and we should have already gotten rid of Elton but we haven't. Is this the right decision? Eat the older roo? Or because he has such a good track record and the hens (most) are happy, keep him? We have killed excess roos in the past but this is a little harder, he has been here from the start. Obviously I can't keep both, they are fighting. It is getting more intense. What should I do?