My fiance and I just bought a farm, and with the farm came 10 hens and 2 roosters. The previous owners say that they are all about 4 years old, and I am getting a total of about 1 egg per day. I have ordered new chicks to start my new flock, but I am exploring the options of what to do with the old chickens. If I get them butchered, is the meat usable (I wouldn't think that the roosters are)? Are there people out there who buy older chickens? I don't know anyone who has room to take them as pets. I'm not sure what breeds the roosters are, but the hens are 2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Barred Rock, 1 RIR, 2 White Leghorns and three that lay blue eggs...I think they might be Ameraucanas? If you couldn't tell, I am new to the chicken world! Help!