I just started into my 3rd year hatching and decided that to compliment my hatching addiction I needed a plucker! After much hee and haw ing around I finally settled on the one with the biggest drum I could find, it promises to be able to handle "smaller" turkeys. this is is what arrived in the mail this past week. We unpacked it today e it was packed well and came out of the box ready to go, no assembly required. I was concerned about where the feathers would go so I built a wire basket to catch them it worked like a dream! it took a little bit to get the scalding just right... but it was much easier to pull a few feathers than pluck the whole thing. We plucked 17 chickens and 3 ducks, got them gutted and ready for the freezer in a little over 4 hours. My 2 daughters were my help. This did not pluck the ducks perfectly but they were much easier to finish than without the plucker. We did not butcher any turkeys today but we will in the next couple weeks as Thanksgiving comes nearer. I would love to have folks share their plucking experiences here, I plan to add updates as we butcher more birds in the future. With my hatching addiction it looks like we will have plenty of cockrels to practice using this plucker on.