Tub plucker recomendations?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jcatblum, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2010
    Cement, OK
    I am looking to buy a plucker, not build one. DH is very handy, but it isn't something he has the time to do-- between work, farm & retal houses.

    I am looking at cconly.com EZ 131-- I would be able to pick it up from con-way frieght, so that will save some on shipping

    Any other recomendations. I have seen some high figures for building the wizbang, and honestly if I can purchase one for a little bit more money than it is a win win for me!

    I am not looking for any type of plucker where I must hold the bird. The tub style will be fastest & easiest, figure one of my teens can handle it without any problems-- providing they don't try to pluck their own arms!

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    We have an EZ plucker, I think a 151. It has worked very well for us. We did have to rewire the switch so that it can be turned on and off from a little farther away. After the first couple hundred birds, the switch started shocking anyone who touched it. The new switch works great. We have plucked around 600-800 birds with it so far and it is still in great shape.
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    My EZPlucker has worked well. No complaints. However, we did have a learning curve about scalding and plucking.

    You have to scald correctly and not leave the bird in the plucker too long. I'm sure that is going to be true of any plucker of any type that you use.
  4. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2010
    Cement, OK
    Glad to hear good things about the plucker! It seems very resonable in price. I do wish it had a longer warranty but that was the only complaint I had when looking at the plucker. I think it has the option of 110 or 220. Leaning towards the 220 but I know it would limit me to where it could be used at. But also provides a good excuse not to loan it out! Not many people have a spare 220.

    I am sure after a few birds I can master the learning curve-- since it isn't to high tech.
  5. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Wartrace TN.
    110 will only shock you, 220 will knock it in the dirt..................
  6. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    I'm just bringing this thread back to life because my EZ Plucker had the same problem where people got shocked. As it turns out, the metal parts of the plucker were not wired to the ground wire on the cord. It was an easy fix to ground the frame and luckily nobody was hurt. If you have one of these, check it out and correct the problem before someone gets hurt.
  7. happydog

    happydog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2009
    Western NC
    I just clicked on it because I need to buy a tub plucker. How do you decide which model to get? Some of them don't have much in the way of descriptions.
  8. NikonD2xer

    NikonD2xer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2013
    Southern Minnesota
    take a look at youtube.

    there are a lot of videos out there and you can see them in action

    that is what i have been doing to figure out if I need buy one or build one

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