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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by debilorrah, Nov 1, 2009.
Do you think a 55 gallon drum is big enough for scalding this dude?
Might do better in the meat bird area. 55 Gallons is plenty big. The challenge is finding a safe way to dunk and remove the scalded bird from the barrel. That requires a rope on the legs and/or a hoist of sorts over the barrel. The wet 50# turkey feels more like 80 when you are lifting the scalded bird. Plan ahead and be careful.
Someone in the meatie forum posted a great pic of his pulley system. I can't remember who.
ETA: Found it. It was Buster52 who processed a HUGE turkey.
Here's the thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=250526