MY plucker is done!! UPDATED..pics added!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by litterbitt, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. litterbitt

    litterbitt Out Of The Brooder

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    So excited!! My whizbang-style plucker is complete!! My husband and a guy he deals with at work (who is really good at fabricating stuff) got together on it and built it out of scrapped stuff...I only had to buy the rubber fingers online... I haven't seen it yet, but they say it's ready to go! Framed in and everything!
    NOW, gotta find something to process... TEST RUN!!
    If it works well, I'll be glad to tote it around and help others in west central GA/ east Al, etc.....

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  2. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome!!!! Post pix!!!

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  3. joebryant

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  4. litterbitt

    litterbitt Out Of The Brooder

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    Well shoot you guys! I haven't even seen it yet!! I was just excited and wanted to post. I'll post pics as soon as it's delivered!!!
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

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  6. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll love it! Congratulations!! [​IMG] My hubby built mine early this spring and I absolutely love it! I will NEVER hand pluck again!
     
  7. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    that's cool! I saw they cost over $1k new. How much did he spend for materials, and are there plans available online somewhere?
     
  8. Dennis A

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  9. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks Dennis!
     
  10. litterbitt

    litterbitt Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband works in maintenance at a large manufacturing plant... he scrounged bearings from work, and most other things from vendors... the motor supply company he uses has refurbished motors, etc. The only thing I actually paid for was the rubber fingers...found 125 on Ebay for 55 dollars. I intend to pay the guy who actually put it all together for me, though. He is really a terrific guy. Can't wait to get my hands on it! I don't mind hand-plucking at all, but only want to do 3 or so at a time or I get tired of it. This should speed things up considerably.

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