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I FOOLED 'EM !! Just an OLD PLUCKER

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tackyrama, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. tackyrama

    tackyrama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we finally had a nice enough day (low 30s) last week so we butchered 7 birds. There were some tree trimmers working close by that were keeping an eye on the goin's on. I had the hot water outside of the coop but did the plucking right inside the door. The next day one of the guys walked over when I was feeding the chickens and asked to see my chicken plucker. Hah! I held up my two hands and said "You're Lookin' at 'em" He just couldn't believe I got done so fast!
    How fast you say? We did 7 birds in just over 2 1/2 hours - in the brine. I don't know how fast you all get em done but I thought we did OK.
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great especially without a plucker. Before I got a plucker I was doing like 4-5 per hour, which is killed - plucked- eviscirated- and chilled.

    Now it's like 20 birds per hour with my little table top plucker. We have outgrown it but I'm still holding off on that $2,500 investment.

    Have you ate one yet?
     
  3. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow I have never plucked a chicken so i didnt know it took that long
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I am impressed...I skin mine...don't like the skin...I know I am wierd I can live with it
     
  5. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The skin is the best part... [​IMG] also the worst part for your body....
     
  6. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    If I don't have a bird with a lot of pin feathers I can pluck pretty well. If I am doing a big batch I find I end up skinning half of them to save on time.

    I bought a drill plucker but don't care for it... makes more of a mess than anything else in my opinon !!!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. tackyrama

    tackyrama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, we did 5 last fall and they were great. We didn't get these done on time and as a result they were already mating age. We already tried one of the last batch and I tought it tasted strong but edible. My DW said she didn't notice it, maybe just me. If the next tastes strong they will still make good home made soup.
     
  8. KareyABohr

    KareyABohr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is SUPER fast! I did 6 last fall and it took me 3 hours!
    I have a very mechanically inclined neighbor talked into building a plucker for me if I do his birds too!

    I don't mind butchering it is the darn plucking that I HATE!!![​IMG]
     
  9. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think someone is FOS on this site
     
  10. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ya? Who would that be? [​IMG]
     

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