Hubby got us a Featherman Gamebird Plucker, the one rated for quail... Talk about a whiz-bang-plucker!!! Today was our first time using it. We first tried it on a couple of ducks... not so easy, as the feathers were really hard to pull out. Hubby was not impressed, but held judgement until we did some chickens. 30 seconds... wham! Done! OK... this is good. Now we can process a LOT of birds in one day. Then we harvested 13 quail... not so good. Coturnix, normal browns, are too small, even with 13 in there at a time. They got caught down between the fingers, and a few got ripped apart. So, we're going to concentrate on larger birds, and turkeys, and just go from there. That is definitely the way to go if you have a lot of birds.