Great looking chicken!! I'm putting my first two in today. I did not brine but tried salting and covering. We shall see. Also I started with a pellet cooker and not knowing any better, I'm loving it. It stays lit and smoking like it's supposed to as long as I keep it out of the wind.
Good looking Bird VG. Always remember Poultry Under other meats , cooked to 165*F IMT.
The Sausage ... I have always smoked (uncooked , Butcher made ) Sausage along with other foods ; (depending on your smoker)just place them in a little cooler spot in the Smoker(around 200*F +) .When they start getting all 'Wrinkly' they are done.
Have fun and . . .