Feather plucker anyone?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mississippifarmboy, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Anybody have a good plucker they would be willing to rent near north-east Mississippi? I don't want to buy or build one because I don't mind hand plucking the 3 to 5 birds at a time that I usually process.
    My problem is I raised over a 100 extras this year for someone who "Changed their mind and don't have the money now, sorry". [​IMG] So now I'm stuck with them. I'd like to process all the roos and have around 50 or 60 that need to go in the freezer and off the feed bill. That's a bit more than I want to do by hand.
    I'll go ahead and keep the hens to sell in the spring or just keep for layers as most of them are already around 5 months old.
    Just thought I'd throw it out there... see if anyone can help.

    BTW, be willing to trade out some of the chickens, either pullets or roos, for fencing materials, building materials, goats, rabbits, grain... heck anything except more chickens! Or flat out sell a bunch of 'em... CHEAP!

    I'm so mad at this person I could scream!
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Have you tried finding a Mississippi thread page and posting there?

    Gives you a bump, anyway.
  3. ShadyHoller

    ShadyHoller Chirping

    Sep 12, 2010
    Willamette Valley
    I know you said you didn't want to build one, but have you thought about making a drill plucker? By the time you rented someone's plucker, and did the driving to get it (wherever it might be) it might make more sense to build a simple, cheap one.

    here's the video showing it in action. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=434288

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