So I have about 7 RIR roos that needed to be butchered before they start crowing and getting mean, they're already starting to pick on the girls and fight with each other,they're about 16 weeks old now. this was my first time butchering a chicken that I can actually remember, I grew up on a small farm and I do remember butchering cows and pigs. so anyway, gathered up my hatchet, rope, knife, cooler full of water. wasnt too bad, I just picked one and took it to where I had everything setup, didnt have a stump but the concrete block worked just as well. one good whack, let em flop around the grass for a minute or two and that was that. I elected to skin mine instead of dealing with the plucking smell and mess (according to my mom when my dad used to butchered chickens when I was just a little kid, he wouldnt even eat them , apparently the smell of wet feathers ruined his chicken appetite) the first skinning took me maybe 15 mins, the next about 5. by the way a 16 week old RIR looks anorexic with all the feathers gone, not much meat on these birds at that age. So I decide to have BBQ chicken for dinner, I was actually pretty disappointed, I heard that roosters are pretty gamey and the meat gets tough. it was pretty stringy and not all that great even with my beer can chicken BBQ. what do others usually do with roos, chicken soup?