mechanical plucker for cornish hens?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by krusty, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. krusty

    krusty Out Of The Brooder

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    folks.....

    my birds will be around the 2.5 pound range later this week and want to do in a few at this size....will a mechanical drump plucker work on such small bodies? or should I just hand pluck? I friend is going to help but I can rent a plucker for cheap.

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  2. Big George

    Big George Out Of The Brooder

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    I use a drum attatched to my drill press for chickens and quail. The secret is the right scald. I find 145 to 150 degrees and 45 seconds works well.
    I'm raising cornish rocks for the first time. At 2.5 pounds I wounder about the downy?
     
  3. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post a picture of the drum/drill press set up?
     
  4. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The down is a buggar to get off.
     
  5. krusty

    krusty Out Of The Brooder

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    would singeing work with a torch on the down?
     

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