Does anybody rent pluckers in PA/MD?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Kaitie09, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

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    I have looked everywhere and talked to all the local feed mills and butcher shops. No one around here rents or knows anyone who rents pluckers. I found one online but the number was disconnected. If anyone knows anyone who will rent a plucker for a day in the South Central area, or as far as Hunt Valley, MD can you pm please with a name and phone number?
     

  2. hydroswiftrob

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  3. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

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    That is the website I found too, and the number did not work.
     
  4. kristen2678

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  5. hydroswiftrob

    hydroswiftrob Chirping

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    The guy that makes those is a member on here. I am sorry I can't remember his screen name, but search through various threads in the meat bird section and you will find him. His avatar is a picture of that plucker.
     
  6. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

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    I found a guy today that has the big barrel. I'm going to have to drive 2 hours to get it, but it will be worth not having to pluck 30 birds.
     
  7. RWD

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    Kristen2678 - My plucker will pluck a large bird in 60 seconds if your scald water is 145-155 degrees, and you swish the bird around and up and down for 30-40 seconds and get a proper scald. The trick is in the scald, and then the plucking will be the fastest part of your steps in processing. If you are doing less than 15-20 birds at a time, you will pluck them in less time than it will take you to clean and put away the tub plucker.
     

  8. hydroswiftrob

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    RWD - was the guy I was talking about..... I knew you would come around. lol
     

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