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A fantastic plucker at a reasonable price.

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Pros: Fast easy to use. Does a great job.

Cons: Feathers can plug under the disc

I bought a one of these this summer. It is fantastic. It will pluck 2  birds in 10-15 seconds.   My son in law and I cleaned 20 birds in less than 90 minutes. At the end of 90 minutes they were bagged and in the freezer.  Nothing makes processing day go faster then this plucker.     It will remove all the feathers and does an unbelievable job removing pin feathers.  When it is done you cannot tell the difference between the dark feathered birds and the light ones it does that great of job on most birds.   You may have a few primaries left and a small ring around the top of the legs but not many.    The only thing we found was with...
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Creamleg bars, save your money!

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Pros: Nice pretty eggs. The birds are eye candy!

Cons: Flighty, poor layers, small, single combs. very subject to frostbite

I have a small flock of CCL. They are Greenfire lines.  I am not a bird shower, they are said to be show quality. The person I bought them from showed.  These birds are flighty. They do not even like me entering the coop. They are terrible layers.     Now some of this could be my climate. I have artificial light on them so they have 14 hours a day of light. I get 2-4 eggs a day from 10 hens.  The large single comb on the roosters with the points freeze easy.    The eggs are small looking, but do average 1.60 to 1.80 ounces so that is because of their roundish shape.   They are my most expensive birds and my least favorite.  I am...
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