I live at the GA/TN/NC border and am interested in hiring someone who is skilled in caponizing roosters. We have 60 that need to get done. I am willing to do it; I'm just not willing to torture them as I learn the process. I did one today; he's a sure slip, if he even survives (although happily, he is up and eating). I felt like a complete idiot though because I was not even sure about where the blasted RIBS were. I did find both of the testes and removed them, both of which tore. These guys are five weeks old. Thankfully, the little guy was much calmer during the procedure than I expected. We have a log cabin rental and can barter accommodations for the apprenticeship experience or pay a reasonable fee. I'm happy to pay an expert to caponize most of the roos for me, too, although ultimately my goals is to be able to do it as humanely as possible myself ... unless the person lives close enough to be hired each year. We are a non-profit ministry and are raising chickens to feed the families we serve. We have no desire or intention to sell or market any of our chickens.