We killed our first rooster, never thought we could do it. Now I have a few questions: He was about 2 yrs old, is this still okay to eat? We thought he might be a little tough, so I thought about sticking him in the crock pot. How do you get those pin feathers off? I thought about torching them. This isn't how I thought we would cull our first chicken, thought I would buy "meat" birds and kill early, but this rooster was getting too mean, so we thought we might as well eat him.