Hatched out 13 chicks in March, and would you know it, 8 were roosters, two hens got hit by coons, and the excess roosters have been getting on my nerves a bit. Two of the BR new roos were ganging up on one of their elder hens for a little hummina-hummina, and I had had enough of their crowing. I grabbed the .410 and headed out into the yard. They cleared away from the hen and stood there defiantly. Strike 1. One crowed. Strike 2. One ran, while the one who crowed yet again, stood his ground. Strike 3. So, the pattern on a full choked .410 at 10 yards is a little larger than I thought. Nice head shot though, only a few pellets in the head, and none in the neck or body. Maybe the lucky young roo who ran will take it as a warning. Looks like chicken for dinner Wednesday night. Different shaped body compared to a CX. Fairly meaty for the shape, and at 4.5lbs, a reasonable meal. Looks like I may have the boys practice their head shots over the next few weeks.