A 20 month old rooster will still make wonderful stock, right? Or in your opinion, is it not worth the trouble of processing? I've got two roosters that are jerks and need to be culled, both of them almost 2 years old. I probably won't do both on the same day if I have to do it myself (I have psoriatic arthritis and other health issues).I think old hens are delicious, roosters not so much. I've eaten a few, but no matter how long you rest or cook them, they're still too tough and stringy for me.
How old is generally too old to enjoy for a rooster?
I seriously appreciate every single one of the replies from everyone. I hope they'll nourish us, in a delicious way, so I'm definitely going to attempt this. Looks like these boys will be providing more than I ever anticipated. The learning part of all of this is priceless