It only took a year of mental prep and all y'alls experience hope and strength that you have graciously shared here on these boards, but I did it! A big shout out to you, Booker1 - I had your chicken tutorial up in the living room the whole time I was gutting so thank you for posting it, it was truly a Godsend. I chose a BBB from a local lady who raises all kinds of animals to be used in a petting zoo. I bought a pair of Bourbon Reds to hopefully start a flock of my own, and the BBB and a goose for Christmas dinner. (She's hanging on to the goose for me.) The BBB was at the end of his useful life, poor guy, and was lumbering around so pitifully that it made my decision easier to go through with it. I didn't take pictures but I will post a pic of the processed bird when I get home tonight. I bet he's 30 lbs. I'm sore.