EZ Plucker

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by RoosterGeek, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi folks! This is my first topic post. My wife and I started raising chickens and ducks this year and love it. We have decided to raise our own meat birds and process them ourselves.

    I want to either build or buy a chicken plucker due to the amazing things I've heard about them. Plus, I'm pretty sure I would be the only one in my area with one. Plucker parties!


    My question is that of choosing a plucker. I was looking at building a whizbang plucker, but I recently noticed the EZ Plucker company pluckers. Does anyone have experience with this company and their products?

    Thanks!
     
  2. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

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    I've never owned a plucker but I sure do want one. I love gadgets. [​IMG]
    Hand plucking is fairly quick though, dressed a young rooster & an adult guinea yesterday, less than 20 minutes from catching to in the 'fridge. Gets faster with practice. [​IMG]
     
  4. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the welcome!


    My wife is okay with me spending the money on one. I just want to make sure the quality is good whether I build one myself or buy one.
     
  5. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the price seems good but it's hard to find out any information about the product. Their website is annoying to look through and the lack of info on the products makes me want to look elsewhere. Even the listing for it on eBay has no information about the product.
     
  6. Arcnadius

    Arcnadius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try this site: http://www.ezpluckers.com/

    Between
    the product page and the "Shop Now" page, you can see the product and the price. Would be nice if they put the product picture with the description rather than on the shopping pages... And I wish I could afford a plucker. Anyone wanna be my rich uncle?
     
  7. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you have ANY building skills, build a Whizbang. The instruction book Kimball wrote is nothing short of brilliant. It is ridiculously easy to follow and very well written. My Whizbang is great! I built a modified version of the scalder too.
     
  8. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased the EZ-188 from them. I had some issues at first getting it running as I didn't have enough power to run it. But now I have enough power and according to the instructions I should be able to do between 1 - 6 chickens, 1 turkey and so on. Well yesterday I processed 9 roos and it kept bogging down with just 2. It ran one fine. But I have no clue how this will do a turkey let alone more than 2 birds.

    Slightly disappointed but it plucks my quail fine. 15 at a time I have tried. 40 seconds later and clean as could be.
     
  9. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was worried that the motor they used with the plucker would be underpowered. I did notice that the more expensive models use a gear reducer to slow the motor speed down and a pulley/belt system (like the whizbang) for the cheaper ones.


    Anthonyjames, how is the construction otherwise? Is the machine fairly solid? It's hard to tell how thick the steel is on those. My wife wasn't too impressed. [​IMG]


    I'm going to build my own I believe. Besides, by the time you pay shipping, you could have a Featherman for a few more bucks and those are great quality machines.
     
  10. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the unit cost me $795 shipped to my door when I purchased it and it is rock solid built.

    from watching the videos of the same model on youtube I am thinking my generator is slightly underpowered. So I may look at a convertor and see how that works.

    turkey

    3 chicken ( 8lbs each ) total dress weight 24lbs

    Same model as what I have
     

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