This is my first time with backyard chickens and we ended up with at least one rooster in our group of Barred Rocks. Unfortunately he got too loud so we decided to butcher him at 17 and a half weeks. I had been feeding them a mixture of 22% gamebird and 18% medicated and he was a good size. He sat in the fridge overnight then we spiced him up and baked him in the oven. I would have rather gone outside and eaten dirt off of the ground he was so bad. He was chewy and had hardly any taste but it was bad. We fed him to the dogs so not to waste him but we just couldn't stand the taste and I'm wondering if anyone knows how to properly cook them or if you can tell me what else I did wrong.