Plucking problems. NO PUN intended.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by remadl700, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. remadl700

    remadl700 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted this in the Meatbird section but haven't gotten any answers so.......here we go

    We processed 2 birds this weekend, one pullet and a Cornish x that was 5 months old. The pullet plucked great but the Cornish had these long super fine "Hair/Feathers" that no matter how many times I dipped her in the water they would not come off with the drill plucker. I had to resort to a torch to burn them. I haven't plucked a lot of chickens and wanted to know what I might be doing wrong.

    Water temp was 145-160 degrees.

    Was it do to the age?
    Would I not run into these type of feathers if we did them younger?
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    They are called pin feathers ...either younger or older would help!
     
  3. remadl700

    remadl700 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OK....

    How do you get those plucking Pin Feathers out??? Pun intended:)
     
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