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Homemade chicken plucker for less than 30 bucks

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Hey everyone!

 

I love chickens. Having them, feeding them, collecting eggs and eating them. But I HATE plucking them, so I got my tools out and got creative.

 

I just finished building my chicken plucker and took it for a test spin with 20 chickens today. 

I spend about 40-45 minutes cleaning every single feather of all the birds including two pit stops (battery change). So that is 2-3 min./bird

 

Of course would be faster using a drum plucker, but considering this plucker was build for less than $30 of material, I am counting it as a succes :)

 

If anyone is interested in a building guide, I will create one 

 

Happy plucking :)

 

 

Proud owner of 1.2 Red Bantam-cochin; 0.0.10 Black Copper Marans; 1.3 Muscovy ducks; 1.1 Emden Geese; 1.1 Pomeranian geese
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Proud owner of 1.2 Red Bantam-cochin; 0.0.10 Black Copper Marans; 1.3 Muscovy ducks; 1.1 Emden Geese; 1.1 Pomeranian geese
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Could you post a list of supplies???  After helping a friend butcher his meat birds, I decided I would skin mine.  It works but not for a pretty roasted bird.  I would love to see pictures of your plucker.

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Also, I would love to read the building guide.  Thank you!!!

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Originally Posted by LeroySouthpaw View Post
 

Could you post a list of supplies???  After helping a friend butcher his meat birds, I decided I would skin mine.  It works but not for a pretty roasted bird.  I would love to see pictures of your plucker.

 

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Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your NEEDS according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:5 Let your gentleness be evident to all

My breeds - Buff orpingtons, buff orpigton/rir mix, black & red Stars,1 Araucana hen, Delawares & RIR.
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Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your NEEDS according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:5 Let your gentleness be evident to all

My breeds - Buff orpingtons, buff orpigton/rir mix, black & red Stars,1 Araucana hen, Delawares & RIR.
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Following for more info. We might get some meat birds this summer and the most intimidating aspect is the expense of the equipment involved with processing.
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