It is a funny question because I'll eat a bird regardless. I just need to cook them differently. The reason I ask is that if I order broilers from Ideal I need to buy a $25 minimum. That is roughly 12 birds. I eat a chicken or two a month, I could potentially have a meat bird for six months before I eat them. I think at that time span the cost of feed and care make for an expensive chicken dinner, and my original question, will my broilers be rooster meat at that age? My local feed supply shop doesn't supply broilers anymore because too many folks brought them back unable to harvest them. So now it is a special order at $2 more per bird.