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chicken plucking machines

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by dam danny, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. dam danny

    dam danny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone ever tryed one of them new chicken pluckers thay look ez to make but look like thay would bruce the bird to me I have always done it by hand but if it kes life ezer then it`s to the shop we go some of them even worked on drill
     
  2. daleeper

    daleeper Out Of The Brooder

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    We built a tub plucker based off the whizbang chicken plucker, and would not intentionally pluck one by hand again, I haven't run one of the style that runs off a drill, but have seen the videos, and if you are plucking very many at all, go the extra expense for the tub picker.

    The plucker will not bruise the bird, because you have already drained the blood from it. You can break wings and legs with it though.
     
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  3. dam danny

    dam danny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks daleeper and you know your right now that I think about it and Idid think about the wings and legs how much did you pay for he rubber fingers and how meny d you use I got a 55 gal drum thats cut in hafe but think i`ll get a nother so I can just ut the bottom out and u the whole thing with the bum holes in the bottom that should let the water out s one that a guy used a bike rim on and i like that ad with the way I love to weld it`s on like donky kong thanks agine guy ya know it`s always better to ask someone who has tryed it have you tryed iton turkeys or quail? can`t wait for your input
     
  4. daleeper

    daleeper Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I used about 75 fingers between the feather plate and the barrel. I used a 30 gallon barrel, and only pluck one at a time, as we raise pretty good sized birds. I have not done quail or turkeys in ours. I got the fingers off someone on ebay, and paid about .50 cents each. That was about the best deal I could find at the time, had to hunt quite a while for it at that time, looks like that is about what they are going for now.

    It is worth the expense to get the Whizbang chicken plucker book, as there are quite a few details that he has worked out, that will save you time and money. There is a yahoo group that discusses construction of these pluckers, worth checking out.
     
  5. dam danny

    dam danny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tht god to know im gong to weld the framtogater and use a lawn mower spindel for to wheel in side im thinking about putting some gutters in he bottom that will chanel the featers to a bucket to help with clean up i was looing at them mulecars for yard work after looking at them whent home made me on that looks like a model t so this can`t be to tuff right is thir any theng that you did that you wish youmight have did diff.heck was thinking at work today that I could even make it work on gas a littel hp. motor an thir you go but elecrtric would be quiter what did youuse for the wheel ve seen wood and steel thinking of steel like 1/8 thick
     
  6. bcboy

    bcboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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