Hello, I have a 27-week old rooster (luckily the only rooster in a batch of 11 chickens) that I originally intended on keeping as I thought he completed my flock nicely, plus he is oh-so-handsome. However I have decided there is no room for a rooster in my flock, especially one that has grown increasingly mean over the last several weeks despite my best efforts. Also, even though I have 10 hens, he seems to be focusing all of his attention on a select few that are now clearly suffering with a severe loss of feathers on their backs/neck and decreased egg production. Anyway, since I don't enjoy the thought of passing off a mean rooster to anyone else and I can't figure out any other use for him, I think he will do well as dinner. I have never processed a chicken before, though, and don't know if he is too old to eat. Is 27 weeks too old for good meat? I plan on processing him and trying the meat, regardless, but would like to know if I should be prepared for less-than-enjoyable meat. It breaks my heart to have to do this, but I'm simply not sacrificing the well-being of my hens over it, and I feel that passing him off to anyone else would be plain mean. Since this is my first time butchering a chicken, any tips/advice anyone could give would be much appreciated!