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Homemade chicken plucker for less than 30 bucks

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by TheGonzo, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. TheGonzo

    TheGonzo Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 19, 2015
    Hey everyone!

    I love chickens. Having them, feeding them, collecting eggs and eating them. But I HATE plucking them, so I got my tools out and got creative.

    I just finished building my chicken plucker and took it for a test spin with 20 chickens today.
    I spend about 40-45 minutes cleaning every single feather of all the birds including two pit stops (battery change). So that is 2-3 min./bird

    Of course would be faster using a drum plucker, but considering this plucker was build for less than $30 of material, I am counting it as a succes :)

    If anyone is interested in a building guide, I will create one

    Happy plucking :)

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  2. LeroySouthpaw

    LeroySouthpaw Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2016
    West Virginia
    Could you post a list of supplies??? After helping a friend butcher his meat birds, I decided I would skin mine. It works but not for a pretty roasted bird. I would love to see pictures of your plucker.
  3. LeroySouthpaw

    LeroySouthpaw Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2016
    West Virginia
    Also, I would love to read the building guide. Thank you!!!
  4. Loc20chick

    Loc20chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2014
    Eastern Shore MD
  5. beautifulpirate

    beautifulpirate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2016
    Following for more info. We might get some meat birds this summer and the most intimidating aspect is the expense of the equipment involved with processing.
  6. DaveMorehouse

    DaveMorehouse Out Of The Brooder

    I'm in for a materials list if you have one. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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