We have no chicken raising experience prior to these 8, 20-week old birds of mixed breed. They were all suppposed to be hens (layers), but one of the ameraucana's has recently taken to mounting everything with 2 legs and a comb so we're assuming he's male. Our interest is eggs not chicks, so the newly outed dude has to go. Question is how? I could swap him for a hen with the chix farm we got them from, but they don't really need another rooster, and will probably cull him anyway. I guess my hesitation is cause he's the best looking bird we have and he's just doing what he's wired to do, and I empathize. Although, I am getting the impression that culling unwanted cockrels is just part of the backyard chicken experience and I should just get on with it. Feedback Welcomed!