Hi All, I'm looking for some advice on plucking dark feathered chickens. I have 2 black broiler hens and 4 standard cornish hens left from my fall project. They are about 5 months old now. The Cornish still look like midgets, especially compaired to the broilers. About 8 weeks ago, we processed the majority of the group since they were roosters and starting to get noisy. They were a NIGHTMARE to pluck. I have processed CX's several times and not had these issues. I have both hand plucked and used a drill plucker (which was a POS and not helpful!). There was all this "black goo" left under the skin, even when the feathers were completely removed, it was like a little bit of pigment was left behind. Any thoughts on what I did wrong? As much as I am enjoying the remaining 6 girls, I'm moving to Alabama in about a month and since their original purpose was for the freezer, they need to start heading that way.