Yesterday was our first butcher...we had 8 cornish X. I was initially going to take them to a processor, but when I called the processor they only do chickens on Wed and they were booked. Me being inpatient and wanthing to get them done, decided to do it myself (with the help of my husband). My husband made me a killing cone after seeing it on here and things went very smoothly. The plucking was no where near the work that I was expecting...I would not say it was easy, but it was by no means hard. All birds were 9 weeks and 3 days old. They are currently in a cooler resting and I can't wait to try one. I had soo much fun with these birds that I am planning to do a larger batch of them, either this fall or next spring. Here are a few pics... Look at the one on the left....that was one of the roosters and he was HUGE! I don't have weights yet, but will post when I get them.