I will definitely have my DH read all of the suggestions on slaughtering. I will help with the processing and will be looking into making a ??? Plucker ( don't remember the name). I have loved reading about heritage bird terminology and age processing. Considering what recommended serving sizes are (4 oz of meat) even if half the dressed weight is bones a 2 lb bird is dinner for 4. Looks like I'll be planning 2 birds per meal but like someone said they will have a happy life and wouldn't live at all if not to be food.