Hi, I have some NH Reds that are nearly 12 weeks old for eggs. They have been a lot less trouble than we anticipated and its going so well that I'm considering getting some meat birds. A couple of questions I had are as follows: 1) Around what age do you slaughter them? 2) Are hens tastier than roos? Or does it matter? 3) Do they eat medicated chick feed when they're babies like other babies? Or is there a special meat bird supplement? (Like with cattle we had to feed them out before they were going to be slaughtered.) 4) Do you ever have them butchered into like boneless breasts? or the other types of boneless meat you'd find at the grocery? If so, what's the avg cost to have that done? I really feel that home-fed, free range birds are treated better than what you'd get at Wal-Mart or Kroger and think I should go for it, but just was curious what you all think. Thanks in advance, I appreciate any advice you might have.