elec feather plucker

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jvls1942, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    has anybody used, or built a feather plucker?
    want to talk about it?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    there's opne made from an electric drill and a more expensive one at least, in the meat birds section
     
  3. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are lots of posts about the Wizbang chicken plucker.
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I didn't find anything very recent..
    I have built two whizbangs and I am thinking of doing a 3rd one.
    My last (current) one is chain and sprocket driven..
    I have a lot of notes and pictures to share if anybody wants to build one..
    I also have a lot of improvements over the original plans ..
    ...........jiminwisc.........
     
  5. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'm going to break down and just buy one. I don't have the patience to build electrical stuff.
     
  6. Klutzy

    Klutzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I didn't find anything very recent..
    I have built two whizbangs and I am thinking of doing a 3rd one.
    My last (current) one is chain and sprocket driven..
    I have a lot of notes and pictures to share if anybody wants to build one..
    I also have a lot of improvements over the original plans ..
    ...........jiminwisc.........

    Oh yes, please share! Hoping for something very cheap to build. I have a table saw and could use the motor, or I can get an old washing machine, but I prefer something easy to move around. Hopefully I'll have geese and ducks to do and I'm not real happy with the person I take them to.
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Terri, the only electrical part on this plucker is mounting a motor.. the rest of it is basic mechanical.. a little woodwoorking, and a lot of drilling..

    .......jiminwisc.......
     
  8. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I didn't find anything very recent..
    I have built two whizbangs and I am thinking of doing a 3rd one.
    My last (current) one is chain and sprocket driven..
    I have a lot of notes and pictures to share if anybody wants to build one..
    I also have a lot of improvements over the original plans ..
    ...........jiminwisc.........

    Oh yes, please share! Hoping for something very cheap to build. I have a table saw and could use the motor, or I can get an old washing machine, but I prefer something easy to move around. Hopefully I'll have geese and ducks to do and I'm not real happy with the person I take them to.

    The whizbang is not real cheap to build.. If you buy the kit from the whizbang man it costs about $600.oo

    But if you are a real good scrounger, and junk picker, you can do it for much less. I built both of mine for under $250.oo each..

    all you need is a clean 55 gallon plastic barrel, I would not recommend using a washing machine.. especially a porcelain coated one.. You have to drill about 60 3/4" diameter holes in it.. the drum does not spin,, there is a plate in the bottom that spins..
     

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