I have three cockerels that have been up in their bachelor pad for about eight weeks now. I had planned on processing them at 16 weeks old, but I had to put that to the side when our renter moved out of our rental house and left it in bad condition. Needless to say, I’ve been working on restoring the inside of it. My question is, at 22-23 weeks old, will these cockerels be too tough for frying? If so, I guess I’ll skin them instead of plucking. I appreciate any advice and thanks for your time.