Well we finally had a nice enough day (low 30s) last week so we butchered 7 birds. There were some tree trimmers working close by that were keeping an eye on the goin's on. I had the hot water outside of the coop but did the plucking right inside the door. The next day one of the guys walked over when I was feeding the chickens and asked to see my chicken plucker. Hah! I held up my two hands and said "You're Lookin' at 'em" He just couldn't believe I got done so fast! How fast you say? We did 7 birds in just over 2 1/2 hours - in the brine. I don't know how fast you all get em done but I thought we did OK.