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Our Plucker & Web page**UPDATED w/video Plucking Chickens**

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by RedStickLA, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last time we butchered chickens my husband said, we will not do it again until I build a chicken plucker.

    Well the plucker is complete and I am overflowing with roo’s so this weekend we will try it out. He did a fantastic job on the plucker. He also made a web page about it with pics and a youtube video. The video is of my daughter moving the plucker, turning it on and showing the motor and inside of the tub ect…he will add another youtube video of it plucking chickens after this weekend.

    Go take a look and tell me what you think…

    ***UPDATED***
    We processed 38 Birds and it worked like a charm! Posted several videos on the web page of the plucker in action. [​IMG]


    http://members.cox.net/chickenplucker/plucker.shtml

    Mitzi
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2009
  2. PamsPride

    PamsPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just watched the video and my 6 yo was looking over my shoulder and asked what it was. I told him it was a chicken plucker and he said "Then where is the chicken?" LOL!!
    Great plucker!!
     
  3. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Very nice. That's almost how I had envisioned building one. I've been watching EBay for a deal on a reduction box. What did he use for a drum? That looks like a can from a pole mount transformer.
     
  4. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We are not sure what it was...our neighbor gave it to him. It did have some kind of electrical equipment in it and it is a lot thicker than most barrels. I think the neighbor bought it at a surplus sale.
    Mitzi
     
  5. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks!
    Tell him to check back Sat. or Sun. and we should have a video of it in action plucking chickens. [​IMG]
    Mitzi
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Very very nice job, if you are anything like i am, i bet you had some big fun working out the design, and welding and building it. let us know how it works out. great job.

    AL
     
  7. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank You!
    My husband made it not me...
    BUT I can tell you, you are right [​IMG] he did have BIG FUN making it! He can never make anything like the book tells you too...he always has to come up with ways to make it bigger and better. [​IMG]
    Mitzi
     
  8. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWESOME ! That is our spring project too !! He did a great job. Enjoy![​IMG]
     
  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Thank You!
    My husband made it not me...
    BUT I can tell you, you are right [​IMG] he did have BIG FUN making it! He can never make anything like the book tells you too...he always has to come up with ways to make it bigger and better. [​IMG]
    Mitzi

    LOL I know he did, I do the same thing and my DW always says why don't you just read the instructions. HuuuH whe no need no stinkin instructions. hehe. there is always a better way to do things, if we always went by the book then we would never be able to puff out our chest's and say look at my mind boggling brilliant idea I came up with all on my lonesome. LOL LOL.

    AL
     
  10. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We now have video's up on the web page of the plucker actually plucking Chickens! [​IMG]

    We processed 38 birds and it worked like a charm!

    The end result...

    [​IMG]
    38 Clean, Cut Up and Bagged Birds! [​IMG]
    Mitzi
     

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