Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
I just found out that the chicken processing place in town doesn't do it anymore, I guess we are on our own with our meaties! Hubs says this year we will do the simple drill chicken plucker and then next year make a real one.... this OUGHT to be ridiculous with this many birds and my wrists! I have been going back and forth back and forth and decided that I cant processes and now THEY CANT! GO FIGURE!!
The drill ones aren't really that great. It's not optimal especially if you have fryers, but can you just skin them this year then build a plucker next year?
I ended up processing a turkey that jumped wrong and ruptured his aorta. I hand plucked, and did not scald. Even with growing in pinfeathers, it went quickly. I just cut off the wing tips as those are the hardest feathers of all. The rest just peel off. If you get a pair of fish scaling gloves, it goes really fast.