The first year we moved in we got 10 chickens to use for meat (different breed from our laying hens) but this year we just finished up with a batch of 25 chickens. I was proud of myself that we took care of the chickens from day one until time to butcher, and we even did that ourselves. (don't worry no pictures or further details) We have come a long way since the tales of chickens running around "with thier heads cut off" so to speak, but it was still a hard task.
So my freezer was gloriously full of whole chickens but that leads to learning to cook differently or cut the chicken up and figure out how to make dinners out of all cuts of meat, not just the breasts. NOTE: if you are purchasing a chicken at the store, this would still be a skill that would serve you well as whole chickens can sell for .99 cents a pound whereas breast meat can run you upwards of $2.99 a pound...doesn't take long to add up the difference in price.
Here it is, how to cut up a fryer: