I made a Whizbang Plucker--Worked Great !!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Motel Chix, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Motel Chix

    Motel Chix Out Of The Brooder

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    After hearing everyone talk about the automatic pluckers I finally made a whizbang plucker from the Internet plans. I processed 25 Cornish cross and used it on 2 birds at a time 15-20 seconds and bald birds. I have never seen anything like it would never go back to plucking by hand. I will try to get a couple Pictures online.
     
  2. Motel Chix

    Motel Chix Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks and sounds great. Where did you get the plans?
     
  4. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    If you don't mind my asking.....what was the cost?
     
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    what was the overall cost? we are planning to build one also.

    what did you use for the motor?
     
  6. bwalden3

    bwalden3 Out Of The Brooder

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    me too me too, I would love to build one of these. there is a group of us that want to have one to use cooperativly (sp)
     
  7. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    That's awesome!! Wanna tell us how to do it??? LOL!!! I, too, am curious about the cost....
     
  8. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    I don't suppose I could build one in two days, huh? We are butchering the rest of our meaties on Saturday.
    But seriously if it isn't that expensive to build it sure would be nice to not have to pluck by hand.
     
  9. Motel Chix

    Motel Chix Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought the plans, rubber fingers and feather plate from whizbangbooks.com It cost me about $250.00. I had the wood , paint, moter and electrical cords and switches. It took me a couple evenings after work and most of 1 weekend day. I am a contractor so I didn't follow plans exactly just for the main idea and layout. Works Great.
    I may rent it out in Indiana. Nice piece of equipment to only use once or twice a year.
     
  10. eggonomist

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    I plan on getting mine built for next year with the change to a hydraulic motor to run from the skid steer, and a ring of copper pipe in the top of the barrel to wash the feathers away. Great Idea of your going to be processing lots of birds. I have to try my bench model out first.
    Well done, I bet your loving the reduced plucking time.
     

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