We processed one of our roos (Black Copper Marans) at seven months of age. Couldn't keep him in the neighborhood we live in. Today we decided to smoke the chicken for dinner. The meat seemed to be more like duck meat (meat was chewy and red) than chicken. I have to admit neither myself nor my dh have ever processed any home grown meat before. We grew up on the store bought chickens. Question is, is this normal? Should we be cooking chicken this old more like a stew or duck comfit?