anyone ever use the drill style feather plucker

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jimmythechicken, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    has anyone ever used the feather plucker that you put in your drill.they are around 40$ plus 10$ for shipping.want to know if they work well an if it is worth the 50$.we will only be slaughtering 25-30 birds a year.thanks jim

  2. RWD

    RWD Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    Wartrace TN.
    Jim, I have been waiting for someone to answer you besides me. Maybe if nothing else this will bump the thread for someone else to answer. My drill mounted plucker works very well for me on 10-15 birds, 3 to 4 times a year. It takes a little learning how to get the scald just right, and how to manipulate the bird around the plucker. Does my plucker work as well as a $800.00 tub plucker, no it does not. Does my plucker work, yes it does. The only difference is the cost ($39.00 vs. $800.00), and the amount of work your willing to do, the chicken will taste the same. Hope someone else chimes in.
  3. gallorojo

    gallorojo Songster

    Oct 15, 2009
    I built my own drill plucker last year for less than $10, maybe less than that. I did not even know you could buy them already made!

    Honestly, they seem good if you are really new to plucking chickens. We have found, however, that we can pluck by hand as fast or faster than the drill plucker. Takes practice learning how to pluck fast and learning how to get the scald right. The feathers should just rub off, no pulling except the wings and tail. I don't use the drill plucker-fun once or twice, but not that practical, at least for me.

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