I plan to butcher several cockerels soon and am doing some planning. First, I really don't have any way to keep the selected birds separate from the others (remove from roost during the night and separate until dispatch time). Has anyone ever 'hobbled' their birds--as in tying the legs closely with a string so they can walk but not really run so they'd be easier to catch? Second, and this is because I watched Shogun, can you slit the neck to bleed them and then hang them in a cold (50 or less) spot until, say, I get home from work before I pluck and gut? The grandkids want to come and help me butcher, but they won't show up as early as I'd want to let the rest of the birds out for the day. If I could kill them and let them hang, even for several hours, before plucking and gutting it would be a help. They are now 12 week old dual purpose birds and I want to do at least 2 (hopefully all but one cockerel) in about 2 weeks so we could have them for dinner between Christmas and New Year's Day.