I am trying to get my hands on some Australorp roosters to integrate with layer chicks I'm picking up at local feed store in late May but not much is turning up locally. If nothing happens between now and May, I was going to order directly from the hatchery I used last time but it seems silly to just order one or two cockerels. Since I also wanted to try a run of meat birds anyway, I wondered what would happen if I ordered 15 cockerels and kept the one I liked and butchered the rest. I know that simply breaking even on meat birds is asking a lot so I'm wondering just how impractical is buying heavy breed cockerels and butchering them? How long can I expect to be feeding them for before butchering? What will the dress weight be at that time? Is the meat quality even worth the effort? Thanks.