This is right after the deed was done. He layed the rooster out and kept petting it so it would stretch his neck out. Then chop. It was quick and easy. Then he held the chicken down until it stopped moving.
The scalding is actually very affective. The feathers pull right out.
The pin feathers are a bit hard to pull out so it's best to process in the spring.
Here is the clean bird.
The next step is to remove the gizzard. The gizzard is right below the neck.
You can cut it completely loose from the bird and pull it out.
Be careful not to break the appendix. If you do make sure to wash out as quickly as possible.