I did two birds this time -- I won't be making that mistake again. Until I"m more competent, I'll stick to one at a time! I scalded the birds and the wing feathers came out, so I thought I was done, but when I sat down to pluck, it really was a lot more work than I expected. I don't know if I didn't do them long enough, would that have helped them come out more easily? When carress and I did the roos that she brought over, the feathers practically wiped off! I ended up putting the wings in the reject pile as I didn't have enough energy to deal with defeathering them. I also ended up skinning the birds after giving up on defeathering, then cutting the leg/thigh quarters and boneless breast off before gutting, so nothing would be wasted if I punctured the gut or anything. The breast was far smaller than I anticipated, so I'm thinking I wasted a lot of meat on the frame maybe? I'm just not sure. These were colored rangers, about 10 weeks old, and more than 5 lbs live but I don't know by how much since my scale only weighs up to 5. What do I do differently next time? I've got to take the majority of them to the farm to do in one swell foop, but do want to practice with a few of the other rangers and my three cornish crosses.