So we have 8 chickens currently, which is great for eggs, but not so good as far as crowding when not roaming the go backyard, and for feeding them! We want to go back to 4 chickens which was our origional number before aquiring 4 additional ones from a neighbor. We have: 4 Golden Sex Links 2 Austroplorpes 2 Barred Rocks Now, the Barred Rocks often give us trouble, hiding eggs in strange places and trying to nest... not wanting to give up the eggs at all. Though I would love to let them raise young, we are not zoned for roosters currently, and having just had my 4th child I am not sure I am up for that just now! SO I am wondering which of these birds may be good to have butchered. I admit to being a newbie when it comes to this part! They are almost a year old, all of them.