Plucking chickens with...... newspaper?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by wyo-helpmeet, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Songster

    Apr 23, 2009
    West TN
    One of the guys in on our meat order says his grandma used to dunk the chickens in the hot water, then wrap them in newspaper & slide the newspaper off, along with most of the feathers. Anyone ever heard of this? I've tried googling to no avail.
  2. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Maybe the ink in the newspaper does somthing to the skin,I personily wouldent do it becouse of poisining but if you try let us know what happens.
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Hubby works in the printing/distribution department of our newspaper factility and almost all of the newpaper printing are made from soy plant ink and it is safe for bio reasons. By all means, use them!
  4. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Oh ok lol I thought the ink might be poisinus soo i guess you should try it.
  5. twentynine

    twentynine Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Sounds like a mess waitin to happen. If it worked everybody would know about it. I have tried allot of wives tail- legends and lore. Most are just that, you miss one little detail in the retelling and kabam, you got a mess.
  6. Buster52

    Buster52 Songster

    Jan 28, 2009
    Geronimo Oklahoma
    Just picturing it in my head, it might work, actually. Although it probably isn't as simple as wrapping and sliding. More like grabbing the newspaper (several layers of it) and pulling on the feathers through the newspaper. Might be a little less messy, especially on a windy day, and might be psychologically easier, but I doubt it is any faster.
  7. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    Quote:I don't agree. I find new easier ways to do things all the time. Even if people do know about the easy better ways to do things they still refuse to do it different. I have a hard time finding ink refills for my printer & I'm told it is because nobody uses them. I can fill a cartridge about 10 times for $8. That is $0.80 a cartridge instead of $34.00 so I save $332.00. I can't understand why people will not do this. Given some printers wont allow you to do this but the cheaper ones usually do.

    Oops! Sorry. I didn't mean to get off topic.

    I haven't heard of it but I'm watching to see if I can learn something.
  8. minifarmer

    minifarmer In the Brooder

    Jun 6, 2008
    warren county, ohio
    It sounds like it would create a sauna like effect, assuming you leave them wrapped a minute or two, before doing the pulling/sliding. Theoretically, it should work. I'll have to try this. Thanks! karla
  9. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Have you ever put something damp on a pile of newspaper and left it for a minute? Newsprint paper is so full of plant cellulous and fiber that it almost turns to this weird slimy glue like stuff. I bet it would work.

    And yeah, the print itself isnt toxic- unless its printed over seas theres no ink used on paper thats toxic. No american company uses anything besides soy ink, its cheaper, and the production waste isnt toxic thus easier to dispose of.

    Remember paper mache in school? Just add flower and water and news paper and you can make a whole stink'n building. lol.

    Let us know how it goes...

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