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Featherman Poultry Plucker With Scalder

Average User Rating:
4/5,
  • Featherman Pro Poultry Plucker. Simply scald chickens, then drop 4 or 5 birds into the tub. In 20 seconds or less the birds will be picked clean. No pin feathers, no backache.

    Capacity: 3 - 50 pounds of birds, optimum 30 pounds

    Tub diameter: 22 inches
    Height: 36 inches
    Footprint: 25 x 28 inches
    Weight: 125 lbs.
    Motor: 1 hp 115 Volts

    Features:

    1 hp motor
    10:1 speed reducer for more power
    tub and housing constructed of high density UV-resistant, food-grade, molded plastic
    easy clean-up feather chute
    water spray ring
    knee-high waterproof switch
    119 ultra-soft plucking fingers

    Featherman Scalder: The goal: No pin feathers. Period. This only happens with a perfect scald. The Featherman Scalder holds a constant water temperature to help you achieve that perfect scald.

    Made of stainless steel with a 70,000 BTU propane burner, temperature control within a five degree range, and sized for four birds at a time (40 gallon), the Featherman Scalder delivers maximum performance at a minimum price. Drain valve, full protective rim, side-mounted chimney and cover tarp are all standard features. One year complete warranty.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. tadpole98
    4/5,
    "Easy to use"
    Pros - It is much faster to pluck a bird with this. its easy to use and clean out.
    Cons - sometimes bird gets stuck in the corners.
    Once a year we buy 100+ cockerel chicks for eating later.once they are ready for processing, we set up shop. cone station, Scald station, plucker then gutting station.
    After they have been killed and scalded, we place them in this and flip the switch. 20 seconds later it comes out clean. This was really the deciding point of wether we wanted to pay the $2 a bird to have someone else do it, or us. This makes all the difference.
    Overall:
    4.5

User Comments

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  1. striperon
    Wow!!! Good deal! The economics are much more favorable at that price. In fact, at that price economics are not an issue.
  2. striperon
    Wow!!! Good deal! The economics are much more favorable at that price. In fact, at that price economics are not an issue.
  3. tadpole98
    Striperon- We got ours for $600. it was used and came with nest boxes and such things, so a great deal.
  4. tadpole98
    Striperon- We got ours for $600. it was used and came with nest boxes and such things, so a great deal.
  5. striperon
    I am sure the plucker with scalder are great units. I can't help but analyze the economics of the purchase price. Today, 11/20/13, the Fleming Outdoors price is $2,862, not counting shipping. The alternative is to pay $2.00 per bird for someone else to do it, you stated. So breakeven is $2,862 divided by $2, or 1,431 birds. If the average use is 100 birds per year, the equipment will need to last 14.31 years to break even, not counting the time spent doing it yourself.

    Do you think the equipment will last that long? Is there something more pressing to do that would use this time, and you could have someone else do the processing?
  6. striperon
    I am sure the plucker with scalder are great units. I can't help but analyze the economics of the purchase price. Today, 11/20/13, the Fleming Outdoors price is $2,862, not counting shipping. The alternative is to pay $2.00 per bird for someone else to do it, you stated. So breakeven is $2,862 divided by $2, or 1,431 birds. If the average use is 100 birds per year, the equipment will need to last 14.31 years to break even, not counting the time spent doing it yourself.

    Do you think the equipment will last that long? Is there something more pressing to do that would use this time, and you could have someone else do the processing?
  7. Sandyd
    We love our Featherman equipment. I can't believe how easy it makes processing day go. A tip to keep your scald water cleaner is to dip the bird in a barrel of water/detergent/bleach after the cones to get rid of fecus, blood, etc.
  8. Sandyd
    We love our Featherman equipment. I can't believe how easy it makes processing day go. A tip to keep your scald water cleaner is to dip the bird in a barrel of water/detergent/bleach after the cones to get rid of fecus, blood, etc.
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