Hey everyone, I've decided it may be time to butcher our Golden Laced Wyandotte rooster Stumpy. He was a free chick from McMurray's Hatchery who is now 4 mos old and just starting to crow. I've never done this before, so I have been researching it like crazy to make sure it is done as humanely as possible, but I am not sure if he is "meaty" enough, even though he has been hogging most of our hen's food! When I feel his breastbone, it seems to be poking out a little more than our Storey's Chicken Guide recommends is acceptable. I'm not sure if it is just his breed, or if I should try to fatten him up a bit first. When I parted his breast feathers and looked at his skin, it was nice and yellow, which my book said indicates he has enough body fat. Any suggestions? I wouldn't want to end his life and have it be all for naught.