We are incubating some eggs for the first time, they are from our Rhode Island Reds. I'm trying to figure out what to do with the male chicks. We bought some straight run of another breed last year, ended up with all roosters, we slaughtered them because they got aggressive, but the carcasses really weren't all that meaty. I know of a farm that raises their Black Astrlops (I'm sure I spelled it wrong) cockerials as fryer chickens. The way I figure I have several options, kill off the male chicks (dont really like the idea of this option), put chicks on craigslist for free to see if someone wants for growing out, try growing out using a meat bird feed (leaning toward trying this). Looking for imput/ideas.