How long does it take for a Cochin or Cochin x to get to a good butchering weight/size? I have too many cockerels and want to put them in the freezer by the time they start crowing if not before. (crowing = grumpy neighbors) They are a little over 14 weeks old and free range my yard. I am penning them up when we finish the pen this weekend. What and how much should I feed them to get them to gain fast? I don't mind if they are the size of cornish "game hens" when we process, just as long as they have meat on them (they feel rather skinny right now) I feed a mix of grower/finisher, rabbit pellets, table scraps, scratch or wild bird mix and they often get into the layer pellets when I feed the laying hens. What should I change or add? Thanks for any advice. Edited to add: These are standard large fowl Cochins, Cochin x RIR, & Cochin x Ameracauna. The hens are safe from processing. I want eggs!