I posted a few weeks ago that I got some meat birds as a gift from a neighbor. They've been doing nicely in the backyard separated from my egg hens but they are huge! I've only been able to find one butcher to take them and they are about an hour away and can't do it until June 5th. So, should I try to do it myself? I have NO experience with this. I've been reading tutorials and think I get how to do it but I don't have any equipment. I'll bind their legs and hang upside down. I lined up my father-in-law to do the throat slit and then my husband said he would cut off the head and feet for me. These are the most gruesome parts that I don't think I can handle. It's only two birds so I think if I get a good scald I can hand pluck. What do you all think? Should I give it a go or see if they make it until June 5th? Not sure exactly how old they are. Probably 8-9 weeks at this point?