This is the first year we will be culling some of our chickens, we have some old girls we took over from a farmer who was already going to cull them but we thought we would take a few to ease us into chicken keeping. They are now on the road to freezer camp...just wondering if there was anything you do to help bulk them up before culling? We will be using them for food / stews / stock so i'm just curious. Also, what is the best way you found for processing the birds? We have about 5 that we will be doing. When is the best time of the year you found for culling old layer birds? This spring I noticed they were almost "fattier / larger" than they are now. Do you process in the spring then? or can we process them just getting into winter...we would prefer to do the culling before the new year.