Make-shift tools to get the job done

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Kali, May 19, 2009.

  1. Kali

    Kali Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't want to spend $30 on a lung scraper so I went to Kitchen Kaboodle. The sales rep looked horrified when I told him what I was looking for but he led me in the right direction... a $3 tomato/strawberry corer.
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    I NEED to make a killing cone. The last batch of meaties we processed all ended up with broken wings and my husband almost cut his finger off. We've just been tying up their feet and hanging them over and into a 5 gal bucket before we cut off the head. I was thinking of cutting the tip off of a large funnel... but thought some of you might have some insight as to what I could use. Thanks!
     
  2. wisdom_seeker

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    You can try to obtain an orange street cone legally at Home depot I think. It might just need to be trimed.
     
  3. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just bought a large metal funnel and cut the tip off and it worked GREAT!
     
  4. sesa

    sesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think jaku sells cones
     
  5. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That's correct- thanks for the advertising! Kali- thanks for the GREAT idea for the lung scraper! I don't know why I didn't think of that- I've wanted one of those, and was trying to come up with something that would work. Have you used it yet and confirmed it works?
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I can't wait to go back to work and tell the cooks there, that their tomato sharks can be used as a chicken lung scrapers. Oughta gross them out good.

    Imp
     
  7. Kali

    Kali Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That's correct- thanks for the advertising! Kali- thanks for the GREAT idea for the lung scraper! I don't know why I didn't think of that- I've wanted one of those, and was trying to come up with something that would work. Have you used it yet and confirmed it works?

    I may purchase a cone or two of yours.
    The first thing we tried was one of those bendable cutting mats but it broke even before the first bird.

    The tomato corer works beautifully as a lung scraper! I bent the head of it a bit forward so as to have a better angle on it while inside a carcass. It works great on strawberries & tomatoes too [​IMG]
     
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  8. obsessed

    obsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a gallon milk jug and nailed it to the tree. It work pretty well. I cut the bottom out and widened the spout. cheap.
     
  9. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine is a hi-c jug. with the bottom cut out & the mouth widened. I left a little lip on the bottom to help keep the screw from ripping through. I just used it today with a bird that was struggling a lot but she just went in a little tighter.
     
  10. Kali

    Kali Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd love to see pix if any of you have them available.
     

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