Thank you so much all you Backyard Chickeners!!! Thank you especially Purple Chicken and Frugal with their Wonderful Tutorials that finally gave me "The Courage." I was FINALLY able to process two roosters this morning, start to finish! Ok Maybe I am not a real farmer yet as it WAS only two Roosters so far....but I think it is a start! I know I sound hyper``that's because I am. My heart is going a thousand miles a minute just thinking that I could actually do the whole thing all by myself~~with so much help from you all, of COURSE!!! The "deed" was the hardest for me as I had tried before and "chickened out." BUt this time I hung up the rooster on the clothes line, held its neck out and didn't look at its eyes~~ Then I found the place Frugal's tutorial showed me to place the knife, held the roo's neck tightly, made sure my fingers were out of the way & closed my eyes!! It was over very quickly. O did I forget to say that I RAN far away from it???? BUT I did not scream! And it worked! The rest was not hard for me at all following the tutorial's instructions though it was a bit smelly. I have to run now, but will be back later tonight, I believe, but thank you ALL again for all the truly invaluable information and encouragement you share here that a "chicken person" & a Farmer-Wanna-Be could get nowhere else. You are the BEST!