Looks like the original Capons post is locked? On Friday night I caponized a rooster for the first time! I got everything set up and ready to go with 2 -6 week old roosters. I followed the directions in my book and made the first cut. Then I realized that I should have dispatched the first bird I try to caponize first. Well the book was way off as far as where to cut! I then realized that I cut into a lung then I went ! I could feel my face turn green! I then quickly put the bird out of its misery and figured out what I did wrong. I found the proper place to make the cut and made the necessary modifications / adjustments to the spreader tool. After I got my stomach back in order I tried again on the second rooster. This time it worked and the bird as of Sunday night is doing fine. When I get more practice and feel as though I can do a better job at it; I will post the process with photos. I just wanted anyone who is interested in caponizing that they should do the stomach a favor and dispatch the 1st bird first.