I have four hens and three cockerels. These guys are enormous and eat huge amounts of food so I know at least two need dispatching. When getting chickens I had looked forward to tasting some home grown poultry too! But my problem is, these cockerels keep showing me high levels of intelligence and character! Number one is safe because he is show worthy beautiful and pretty clever too. Number two and three dont look so great as their colouring is a messy mix of brown and white. But the larger of the pair consistently shows excellent manners! If you throw out ANY treats, he just wont eat it. He puts it in his mouth then drops it out again, cluckin and gesturing to the ladies to come have it. He doesn't give up the act even when the other roosters come and snatch it! The other one has started to learn this habit it of him too, although a little more inconsistent. Is this sort of thing normal? Have any of you had problems eating birds who you 'liked' ?