Scalder and plucker makeing your own

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by yoker, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone made thier own?
    How did you do it?
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get the Whizbang books. Very clear directions, and they work great. I got the picker book and plan on making one this Winter.

    Do a search in the meat bird section for Whizbang and you'll get some good information.
     
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  3. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your cuttin' it close... it's almost February!
     
  4. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    I saw the whizbang books in the hatchery cataloge and that is why I asked.
     
  5. pdpatch

    pdpatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all depends on what size you need, for how many you will butcher.
    For scalding we use a turkey fryer for chickens, the go up to a garbage can for turkeys. but we only do maybe 30 chickens and maybe a dozens turkeys a year.
    As far as a plucker we use one that I made attached to a drill. The same kind can be found in hunting stores for plucking wild birds for about $30 dollars.

    Tom
     
  6. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your cuttin' it close... it's almost February!

    Yeah, I know. It's amazing how fast time goes. I won't be processing my first batch until mid April, so I have a little time yet.
     

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