Hello! It's been a while since I've been on BYC! So I incubated and hatched for the first time this year, and now I have some extra roosters to deal with. I have about 11 Buff Orpington roosters and 8 Easter Egger roosters. Also have some BO hens that I will be butchering. I am wondering what everyone thinks about what age to butcher these roosters? Should I weigh them and butcher when they stop putting on weight? 3 of the BO roos are 15 weeks already and starting to cause problems with the younger roos/hens. The other 8 BO roos are 11 weeks old. We are taking a cross-country trip in July when one group will be 20 weeks old and the other 16 weeks old, so doing it before we leave would be convenient, I must admit. I do realize the EE roos won't be good for much but stock, but I can't see feeding them this whole time and then just giving them away. And what about the BO hens? I have 11, might be butchering about 5 of them. 20 weeks?