I have read posts and tutorials and watched videos on skinning chickens. Normally I learn well from them. But yesterday I tried to skin a chicken (we usually pluck) and it was a disaster! The initial slit and separation of breast skin went well but after that it was very hard to pull the skin away from the meat in many places. It was a 13-month-old Freedom Ranger rooster. Are roosters that age hard to skin? Or is it just me? I thought it would be a better option than plucking since I don't have a scalding pot big enough (he weighed 15 lbs.) but it was definitely a challenge.