It turns out that the local conservation district has a complete chicken processing set up that you can rent for $20. Kill cones, scalder, and plucker. I have mine reserved for the weekend of the 18th of June when my chickens turn 8 weeks!
Someone here suggested checking co-ops, but you might also want to check local conservation districts.
Feed store just called, my chicks have arrived.
At that price, I don't think I'll be building my own plucker, other than my drill mounted one for the odd lot of birds here and there.
- Rube Goldberg incarnate