My home made chicken plucker video and new video ,take a look pg 4

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by paridisefarm2009, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. paridisefarm2009

    paridisefarm2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. paridisefarm2009

    paridisefarm2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Come on people don't be afraid to tell me what you think .I know it isn't a wizbang But it works [​IMG]
     
  3. hydroswiftrob

    hydroswiftrob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it mess up the meat any? It looked pretty harsh on the bird. I have three weeks until I process my first ones. I am going to try plucking, if I don't like it I am going to build something of the sorts.
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Seems to work pretty darn good. I believe Id be wearing some sort of eye guard, tho. That scares me a little with that set up.
     
  5. fair weather chicken

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    looked like it did a good job. how long did each bird take?
     
  6. shadowmane

    shadowmane Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like it. You could use the old generator from an old car or something like that. Innovation is the name of the game.
     
  7. paridisefarm2009

    paridisefarm2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No its not hard on the bird .
    I also do have a face shield I will be wearing for the rest
    Each bird took appr 2 minutes that last one was quick because the scald was good , its all in the scald
    I took a few videos that one was the best
    and yea I would do some other sort of motor next time the drill is unstable and its hard to control the speed, I have a hose clamp on it now
    I will be finishing up the rest of the bunch in the coming week so there will be more photos and maybe another video
    thanks everyone . :)
     
  8. Raen

    Raen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting, thanks for sharing. I'll be getting my first meat birds in a couple of weeks. How much time does this save per bird? If it takes 2 minutes with the plucker, how long generally does it take to pluck a bird by hand?
     
  9. paridisefarm2009

    paridisefarm2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Todays processing [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]did 13 today still have 11 left
     
  10. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! Here is a pic of my $5 plucker I made. I tested it today. I did one bird from kill to chill in under 5 minutes. I agree that it's all in the scald. My next project will be a unit like yours, then I intend to do a tub plucker. Also, it worked better when I ran it fast. Not sure how it would work with real C25 fingers instead of bungees.
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