Tomorrow I will be harvesting 9 Cornish X and a little bantam rooster. He is a 100% BLEEP!!!. I tried chicken jail, but he keeps going after my sweet little 6 yr old nephew. That is NOT acceptable here on my tiny homestead. The bantam rooster is in a cat carrier for the night so he can't escape his destiny in the morning. He will be my "test the scald water" chicken. Last weekend I processed my runt Cornish X, and my tempiture gage was way off. BTW the runt made a fantastic chicken and rice soup. I was going to make chicken salad, but it was a cold and rainy day, on cooking day. I will be channeling the strength of my ancestors. The runt was a mercy kill. These are for their true purpose. Food. Food raised in a kind and humane way, to feed myself and my family. My ancestors foraged and raised live stock for food. There were no super markets. Chicken does not come from a super market, it comes from a farm/homestead. Not preaching here , just channeling strength from my ancestors. And Rambling. lol OK, I'll stop now. Please think good thoughts for me Thanks!