Chicken Plucker

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jeffjbar, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. jeffjbar

    jeffjbar New Egg

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    I have been looking for a chicken plucker (Whiz Bang style) for a while and haven't been able to find one for sale. I will be making one next week and it would be just as easy to make several as it would to make one. I am seeking interest in anyone who would like one made as well. I don't have any details on any of it yet, just wondering if there is anyone out there that wants/needs one also and cannot make it themselves. Thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    What would it cost and where are you. I might be interested. Thanks.
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Quote:Me too!
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have built two of them so far..

    I have found that because of their weight and bulk, they are very expensive to ship..

    so your market is cut down quite a bit for pick-up only delivery..

    and to come out even close with material you have to get at least $550.oo/ea

    fingers alone will cost $125.oo..

    I have made a few improvements on the original plans..

    I could EM you some photos if you like..

    My way takes NO welding.. and you can use 1/8" aluminum for the feather plate..
     
  5. jeffjbar

    jeffjbar New Egg

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    I am in Paducah, KY. I am not sure of cost yet. The book with the instructions should be here Monday or Tuesday and I will find the parts needed and the costs of them. I will add a little for my time and effort, but I am not trying to start a business with these, I just think it would be just as easy to make a few at a time. Once I get the specifics on everything I will post it. Thanks.
     
  6. jeffjbar

    jeffjbar New Egg

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    Quote:It would be great if you could send me any advice on building it. Thanks.

    My email is [email protected]
     
  7. QuailHollow

    QuailHollow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:We'd be interested in some advice on building these as well. [​IMG]
     
  8. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would be interested in some advice on building these as well. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  9. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    quail hollow pointers,bigbyrd and jeff, and anyone else.. rather than highjacking this thread, each one of you should PM me with your email addresses and then I can answer all of you at once instead of typing the info a bunch of times.? I can send pictures on regular email also.. I cannot send pictures here for some reason..

    ...jiminwisc........
     
  10. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I built the Whizbang just as described in the book, and it works great. I'll never pluck another chicken by hand.
     

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