I was given (guilted into taking) 3 barred rock roosters. The roos are in with 44 chickens. With the large amt of snow we've gotten, the chickens won't go out. They are perfectly free to free range, but they won't for days at a time. They can get a bit aggressive w/one another and this week one of them went after my oldest DD. She showed him who was boss at the time, but I do have a 5 and a 7 y/o who wouldn't be able to fend for themselves. Add to this that I really want EE roos. The Barred Rock Roos will be 1 y/o this spring. And although they protect the flock, I want them gone. Does this type roo make a good meal? Do older roos get tough, stringy, strong tasting? How old is too old? I could give them to someone else, I suppose. But, even if I get different roos come spring, will the hens accept them and will the new roos take on their own flock?