We have Colored Rangers. First time. (With dedicated meaties, but not our first time butchering.) We have around 47 or 48. So we're thinking of starting at 10.5 weeks and doing 15, then 15 a week later and then the last 15+ at 12.5 weeks. Freezer space, fridge space for resting, work involved, etc., is why we're splitting it up rather than doing all at 12.5 weeks. Question: To get the most for our money and time, which do we butcher first during this 2-week period? Cockerels? Why? Does it give the girls a break to gain some weight without the annoyance of male attentions? Or maybe these cockerels don't get that far along in their development? Pullets? Why? Maybe because they don't gain as fast as cockerels, so it pays to let the cockerels continue to live and gain weight. Maybe it's not a gender thing and we should butcher the small ones first because they are obviously not growing so well and that would give the bigger birds time to continue gaining weight at their continued successful rate. ??? What is the general concensus? If there is no concensus, what is the standard practice or what do you do? And please explain why in a few words since I have to be able to convince others. Thanks so much!