He was a mean, nasty rooster and after his last attack, we decided to get the 22 out because we couldn't catch him. My hubby got him right in the neck and down he went. Anyhow, we weren't sure how he'd taste. He was about 8 months old and fairly small for even a banty. I let him rest in the fridge for 2 days before reading I should brine him. So another almost 2 days in the brine solution. We decided to eat him as a snack tonight instead of freezing him and he was the best tasting chicken I have ever had!!! I was expecting him to be not so good but WOW!!! This was my first chicken eatin as our own, and the only organic chicken I've ever had. I am used to the store bought chickens. People say they have a different taste and if you are used to store bought chicken that you might not like it the first time or two. I can't wait for my next one...lol. There are 2-3 more roos that will be going soon because we have too many... Yummy....can't wait. I also put a small piece of onion in the chicken and put it in our toaster oven/rotisserie. Anybody ever eat a Silkie before? Mine was mixed with something else because he had pink skin and bones and you could tell he wasn't pure Silke...an ugly looking thing too. but ooooooh sooooo gooood!