I butchered two of my first cornish x roosters yesterday . My first since being a small boy. I used the brain sticking method I read about here and like that method better than what I remember as a child lopping off the heads and the flopping around the yard . I feel I did pretty well with a 1/2 hr. per bird processing time They each weighed 7 pounds after plucking and gutting . The breasts looked like a young turkey's ! This forum was a big help with information about the water temp and use of the rubber gloves for gripping feathers ! Worked very well !!