Quote:Anyone I have met that has used a plucker machine can't say enough about how great they are for the plucking process. Comes down to why your processing, if its to save money I am not sure you really can beat the prices in the market at all. Here it's not uncommon to get whole fryers for .80 pound. If your wanting home raised meat it always costs more from feed to processing if you use a butcher (large meat animals) or rent or make a plucker. Some very handy folks have scrapped most parts to save money but most say its about $300 to make one. I am checking into our local county extension office to see if they offer a commercial one for rent through their sustainable living program. Up the road a ways they do in Olympia, Wa for $20 a day. That would be the best way to go.