Well, I've come to the conclusion my two roosters just can't cohabitate peacefully. And since I raised both of them and feed both of them and taken very good care of both of them...I've decided to slaughter one of them. The only problem is, the one I want to slaughter and eat, has a ton of MITES! Can anyone advise me if it's safe to eat a bird in this condition? Other than the mites, he's perfectly healthy. Robust; Plump; Mean as heck; an EE; about a year old; and eats a TON of cracked corn. I'm familiar with butchering a chicken - done it twice - but never a rooster. Do they taste good? Well, I guess I'm drifting from my original topic...MY MAIN CONCERN IS THE MITES. GOOD or BAD? Thanks... pix of the aforementioned rooster.