JAKU- where you at buddy? Ok, I actually went through the tutorials, big step for me. I am kind of scared of the blood. The hubby has built the killing station, we have the table, the sink, the water source at the barn. Henkel knives are being sharpened. Guess we will be butchering under the tree where the water will reach, small pen there, we can keep the other animals out. The husband and son are doing the killing, the daughter and I will pluck, son and I gut, daughter will wash and check.(Hubby will have to go to work long before we are done). I have ticked off the 13 year old daughter by explaining no, she cannot hide in the house after killing the chickens, she will actually have to stick around and help process. I am so mean. My neighbors keep telling me to burn the feathers off, any advice or info on that? We know the whizbang is the best idea, but we want to process a batch before we put too much more money in it, make sure its going to be something we continue, so this time I am without a whizbang, so any plucking advice will be appreciated. I think I know all the organs I am looking for, thanks for the pictures, and its not looking as bad as I anticipated. Remember peoples, I was born and raised in Baltimore City, I am adjusting here! I am a little worried, but really looking forward to giving this a shot, and this farm being a bit more self sufficient. So hit me with all the ideas, advice, horror stories, and what am I forgetting???????