Hello, We have a small hobby farm with 5 Amerucanas and were given (for free!) 7 Lowmans. Introducing the new birds to our existing flock didn't go that well and we lost an Amerucana in the process... She died last night. Today I attempted to gut her and unfortunately did not read up on the process first - whoops! However I did learn some very hands tips: 1) Never use a ceramic blade while gutting. Bone will win over ceramic. 2) Make certain to do outside or in a room that's well ventilated, and preferably NOT after eating a large meal! 3) Attempting to pluck a rooster without boiling it will result in the skin coming off with the feathers. ..... Only after all of that did I sit down on Google and decide my next course of action! And now I'm not certain what to do cause I have a headless and footless, plucked, skinless, non gutted chicken sitting in my fridge and I've read that it should stay there for a bit to tenderize? Or should I place in a pot with brine? Should I gut before or after?? LOL Please help!