I've never known a chicken and ate it. But this rooster is ready, and he's just a nightmare for the hens. I'm getting up my guts and nerve. I've watched about 20 videos now. I've done rabbits, failed at a squirrel, done a few ducks, this can't be all that hard, except he's a gorgous rooster. But I think I'd like him better as a beer can chicken. I wonder if those cloth rubber coated palm gloves would help with the plucking? It's too bad it can't be done looney tunes style .