Automatic plucker machines

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by trulyblessed, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. trulyblessed

    trulyblessed Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone made their own and can share plans/where to buy the items needed?

    Or does anyone here sell them already made or know the cheapest place to buy them?

    I've seen them in use and it looks much easier than hand plucking!!
     
  2. NewsomeFarm

    NewsomeFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Go to "youtube" and do a search for "whizbang". There are a lot of info videos on homemade pluckers. I am in the process of building one myself. Maybe I can post some pics of my progress. You can find parts on ebay as well. Again search for "whizbang".
     
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks for the answer. I was wondering about the same thing. Oh yeah, great question also [​IMG]
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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  5. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
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    When I decide to build my plucker I'll go the whiz-bang route for basic design, but use the 10:1 90 degree reduction gear like the featherman.
     
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    NewsomeFarm Out Of The Brooder

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  7. trulyblessed

    trulyblessed Out Of The Brooder

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    ^Too funny! Gosh these are expensive, I'm hoping hubby can buy the rubber fingers and make one himself. Thanks for the replies!
     
  8. sport14692

    sport14692 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to work for a company that manufactured the rubber fingers for a place down in Mississippi. The company is now closed down but the mold to make these fingers has to be somewhere. Interesting subject
     
  9. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muther Plucker........ TOO FUNNY! I love kids!
     

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