With lots of reading on how to cook roosters, I'm cooking my first two guys as we speak!!! We slaughtered them on Sunday (our second experience and a bit easier than the first emotionally) and I've had them in an icy brine bath in a cooler since then. I decided to cook two at the same time using different techniques.... One is in a crock pot with a few cups of water and a 16 oz. bottle of Ken's Herb & Garlic marinade, and the second is in a large kettle, covered with water, onions, carrots, celery and spices. Both are on low and have only been cooking for two hours but the house is ALREADY smelling heavenly and I'm so excited to see how these guys turn out!!! Thanks for all the great info on this site!!!!