1950's plucker what do you think

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jimmythechicken, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    anyone ever seen or used a plucker like this?what should i look for when looking it over? any idea as to what kind it is? i am thinking of try to buy both the plucker an bator in package deal what do you think would be a good price for the plucker.
    http://newlondon.craigslist.org/grd/2534818317.html
     
  2. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like the table top ones you see on hatchery websites like Murray McMurray. I would check to make sure it:

    1. Works

    2. Doesn't smoke or squeal like mad (may need some oil)

    3. Rubber fingers aren't dry rotted and falling apart


    175 for that would be a STEAL!

    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/automatic_poultry_pickers_1.html

    I'd jump on it if it was near me!
     
  3. WishboneDawn

    WishboneDawn Out Of The Brooder

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    My advice comes from old sewing machines but the principal is the same - check out the plug and wires. After 50 years the insulation on cords and such can get brittle. That wouldn't stop me from buying that (or an old sewing machine) but it would make me check it out or get it checked out before I used it too much.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a redwood incubator. Grab that up quick!
     
  5. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
    mansfield
    Quote:i thought it was sent them an email with an offer on the incubator.will look at the feather plucker while i am there.
     

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