Today, my husband cut the head off of a small rir rooster and then I skinned and cleaned it, all by myself. It took me nearly an hour and it was -14 c outside but I wore minigloves covered with tight disposable latex gloves. My hands stayed very warm. I watched the you-tube video on how to do it. Last year we processed 7 roosters together but we plucked them and my husband did most of the work. I do think I prefer to skin. I think it will be much better the more experience I get with it. Anyways, just thought I would share.