My neighbor...and old farm boy He says he doen't bother with plucking feathers anymore when he processes his chickens...says he just skins them! Wondered if anyone else here did that. I don't know that I could eat one of our own...let alone kill it ourselves..unless starving of course But he offered to show us how he does it some day...thought I'd take him up on it anyway. Never know when the knowledge may come in handy regardless of what I do with mine!!