We processed our first rooster a couple of nights ago! My mom kept telling me that it was going to be horrible, but it wasn't too bad. It took us about an hour (we are some serious newbies), but honestly at least 10 or 15 mins of that was us waiting for the water to get hot enough. The homemade plucker didn't work quite right , but hand plucking didn't take us any time to do anyway. Now we are considering getting an assembly line together and doing several at a time since we have a better idea of what we are doing. Now here's a question for you... He was 29 weeks old by the time we got to him. (How nine weeks went by that something was going on constantly...well, we do have four busy kids and were waiting for my brother to have time to help out, too I guess.) Is he going to be tough? This is obviously our first try at eating a home grown bird, and I don't want to turn anyone off of it! He's been in the fridge for 3 days and I'm hoping to cook him up for supper tonight. Any suggestions? This needs to be delicious!!