Hello all, We decided yesterday today would be the day that we processed our 6 oldest Cornish X's. They are about 12 weeks old. I had my husband look at the instructions at http://www.themodernhomestead.us/article/Butchering-Ready.html and he felt confident that he understood everything he needed to do. We started this afternoon around 1:00 and just got finished with cleanup around 4:30pm. I have to tell you, I really thought I was going to have a hard time with it. I even had a nightmare last night but it really wasn't that bad. I closed my eyes and covered my ears when he chopped off of the head of the 1st one. I was scared to look. But the kids didn't seem to have a problem with it and they convinced me to look. My husband had a real easy time doing the whole process. The kids (10 and 8) helped him pluck and he taught them how to clean out the bird. They were fascinated by the whole process. My oldest daughter (11) sat with me and watched. I decided about half way through to cull some of my roosters before they became a problem. The kids and I picked out 3 and we did them last. I guess they will be soup birds because they are so small and don't have a lot of meat on them. My 8 year old daughter did the last 2 birds almost by herself. She needed help with chopping the head and the cutting. Overall, it was a very positive process for all of us. Take care, Tami P.S. I will let you know how they taste!