We just processed our first rooster (he was beating up my hens, a no-no) and now I wonder - how old is an "old" rooster for cooking purposes. He was about 9 months old, easter egger. Resting in a pot of brine in my garage right now and I'm just deciding how to best enjoy him! Would also like some evisceration tips. That was a bear. I think it took longer than plucking! thanks! I just love all of the good advice on this forum!