I am overrun with roosters from a hatch a few months ago. My permanent roosters include a silkie mix and an English Orpington. These 2 boys have always gotten along great. Now I have 3 new roosters. 2 Orpington and one silkie mix. The silkie mix is "sold" to a friend who is in the (slooooow) process of building a coop, so I am having to deal with holding onto that one until Lord knows when. Then I had planned on keeping one of the Orp Roos for breeding purposes. He turned out with amazing coloring and a great temperament. At this point, I have 1 too many Roos, but can't do anything ab it. The other Orp roo is a total *******. He will attack the hens for food, has flogged me, etc. I despise him. I have been trying to give him away, but no takers. I have been planning on putting him in the pot, but he isn't even crowing yet. I have no idea if he is ready for slaughter. He isn't trying to mate, not crowing, so I assume he has not matured yet. At what point will he be good for meat? He is a Buff Orpington/English Orpington combo. I am planning on moving him out of the flock to a large kennel tonight so at least his reign of terror will cease til he is dealt with.