We are going to be doing some of our Cornish next week (about 7 or 8 of them) and I'm wondering if its worth the hassle to pluck them. I've heard that the smell with scalding is kinda gross and then you still have the "hairs" to worry about. This true? My DH loves the skin. The kids and I don't care one way or another. I usually pull mine off because I try not to eat all that fat..... So which is easiest, cleanest, quickest? Is there a trick I can learn so I can skin some but leave the skin on some to appease the DH? Also, there is a 'meat market' in town that will process the birds for me, (cull them, clean them, pluck them, dress them, USDA inspect them, wrap them up nice, etc) for about $2.50/bird. Is it worth it? I don't mind the idea of doing it myself, but $2.50 to have someone else do it, doesnt sound that bad to me. Anyone ever done this? What was your experience like (good or bad)? How can I be sure I get MY birds back? Lastly, about how long will it take to 'process' 7 or 8 birds of about 5 pounds each? I would be doing this myself while the DH is at work. Thanks!