After weeks of fretting...reading and watching everything I could find on butchering chickens....I was faced with 9 roos.....having been corn fed and fattened up for 8 weeks. We finally had a break in the weather so I decided today was the day. I had a friend who was suppose to help but...as usual...he baled on me. So....I was faced with "what do I do now". I decided that if I was going to raise my own meat chicks I may as well step up...put my big girl pants on and do it. After looking everywhere for a killing cone and countless blank looks when I asked....my husband took a very tall galvanized narrow thing that you put tall flowers in. Cut a hole in the bottom and wha la.....I was ready. I will admit cutting the first roo was hard. So...as accustom to what I was taught and practiced in my family... I explained to each roo how important a job it had in providing food for my family...yes..sounds strange but it made it much easier. I did 5 today and run out of time. I am so thankful for the youtube link someone posted on a feed. Wonderful instruction in cleaning...course it took me much longer but I think with time I will get faster. I have a couple questions. I noticed on the backs that the skin did not come off very easily and seemed to have had a yellow fatty substance under it. Is this normal? I was a bit disappointed with my final results. They seemed to have had very nice fleshy thighs and legs but the breasts seemed to have been small. Any thoughts on this?? I could not have ever done this without everyone on the BYC...thank you everyone!!