Last Friday was the day that we harvested the nine extra roosters received when ordering a straight run of 25 chickens from the Welp Hatchery. As I mentioned in my post on the chicken tractor, I was waiting for them to grow into a delicious size.
The harvesting process involved getting in the chicken tractor and catching the roosters. They were then processed by an enterprising 12 year old home schooler and his two younger brothers. The butchering was done humanely and without incident as the boys had prior experience raising 70 meat birds of their own. Next, I let the roosters age in the refrigerator for two days before roasting one and freezing the rest.