well i did my first rooster today! First time ever. well i had some help the old man behind me helped. the old man told me to brake his neck and hang him up side down and wait about 3 minutes and all the blood will run to his head. that why it won't be messy. his head swelled up. he took it an cut off the head and there was no blood at all..we skined it and cleaned it in about 6 min. it was clean and simple. when we pulled the skin off it looked like a blanket of feathers. it was easier then i thought it would be.