I am raising some chickens that were hatched this spring. I am starting to get a few small eggs from my hens now which is good. My plan was to slaughter the roosters to put in the freezer. They are getting big enough that they are doing all the things that roosters do (fighting and mounting the hens). I only have the one pen for all of them and don't have the time or resources to build a seperate coop yet. They have constant fresh water and feed but the roosters are still not really gaining. They are big and tall but when you pick one up and feel the breast they are pretty thin. I am almost certain that having them seperate from the hens would help the situation. But as I mentioned before that's not practical right now. Is there anything else I can do to help them gain weight fast so I can slaughter them and end the aggravation to my hens? I have approx. 65 birds at an almost perfect 50/50 mix. I feed them scratch and kitchen scraps and also let them free range over about 1.5 acres every evening for a couple of hours. I am new to the board and looking forward to meeting all. Thanks, Brotha B.