How old of chicken is too old to eat? Also, can you eat a rooster after they have matured sexually, or do they not taste good? I have an almost 1 year old bantie silkie who has gotten way too big for his britches and attacks everyones legs as they walk. I think it is time for him to go. Just wondering if we can eat him or if he would be too tough/not tasty. I haven't ever eaten my own chicken before so I really don't know anything about this stuff... Any info would be helpful.