I bought 20 chicks that hatched on Christmas day, when they were 4 days old. I can tell there is about 6-8 little roosters in the bunch, if not more. I try to keep a low profile here and not attract attention to my chickens. I live several blocks from city hall/police station in my small town. Although I hear a rooster or roosters crowing in the neighborhood, I just don't want the attention or complaints it might generate. I plan on sending the roos to freezer camp, but I do want a little meat on them! They are mixed breed, the lady I bought them from uses 3 RIR roosters over a mixed flock, some RIR hens in the bunch. So how old will they be when they start crowing? Will they make it to butcher size or do I just process "miniature chickens"? Thanks for your help.