We have a 4 month old rooster that we bought as a day old chick hoping it would be laying female one day. He has been raised with 3 other day old chicks (now growing hens) and all have been fed on layer/all purpose crumble and allowed to free range in our yard. We would like to slaughter him now for meat but my question is whether it's safe to eat him since he has never eaten medicated feed or been vaccinated. He looks extremely healthy (he's a beautiful, shiny Australorp), has never been ill, and is a good weight. It seems like such a waste to have to get rid of him any other way but we want to be safe especially as we will be feeding the meat to our 5 year old daughter. Any advice would be hugely appreciated!!