Well our Hen that turned out to be a roo just can't be quiet! Still no takers on craigslist and I'm getting a bit nervous because I know my neighbors are getting ticked. We decided as a family if there are no takers by Monday then that will be "ester's" d day. I'm a first timer and WAY nervous...I'm still not sure how I'll do it....we don't have "tools" Just a cheap butcher chopping knife and then the regular collection of knives. I decided I'll either let DH chop his head off or I'd use the fillet knife to cut his vein and bleed him out. I can't break his neck...I just can't....I'm afraid DH will slip and not cut his head all the way off the first try if he "chops"... which leaves cutting his throat...and I'm not sure that's whats most humane. I'm obviously rambling! haha and tips on what works best? Also I read that after your clean the bird you have to let the meat "rest" for at least a day in the fridge....any truth to that? I think I'm going to try plucking him too...any tips for that? will it ruin the pot I use? Does it really smell as bad as they say?...I'm pregnant and it wouldn't take much to make me sick...haha has anyone ate an ameraucana chicken before? does it taste weird? Last question, I swear how long did it take you to "process" your first chicken...from culling to finish? thanks for all your patience!