I've got 12 chickens, 5 BR, 6 EE, 1 faverolle, and they all seem to be hens. I was assuming at least half would end up boys and I could decide which roo would stay with the ladies and send the rest to the freezer. I was not planning on putting hens in the freezer- how do I pick which ones to cull? they are just turning 5 months old and only some are begining to lay- we were planning on butchering at the end of october. Do I pick the smaller ones? and when you are gone all day how do you tell who is laying the most eggs? Plus, since winter is comming, do I run the chance of butchering a good layer that just hasn't started due to the shorter days? How do you guys pick? is it plain silly to just pick the ones I like?