i have a two week old rooster named beatrice (bee) because i thought he was a she. he is super attached to me because he was really sick when i first got him, and i babied him a lot. i have 4 hens and i really really do not want fertile eggs. i’m considering neutering because i don’t want fertile eggs, but i’m worried about the other effects of neutering like the weight gain. btw i have absolutely no intention of eating bee or giving him away. all of my chickens are simply companions that’s why i only have a few and don’t want any more. will the extra weight be hard to carry or painful in any way? what are the other effects of neutering a rooster? bee is the sweetest chick i’ve ever had and it would really be heartbreaking to give him away to be eaten or who knows what else.