Tub plucker vs Tabletop plucker

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Lagerdogger, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have access to a rotating tub plucker that works great on chickens. Does anyone have experience with dropping a 20 lb turkey into one of these things? Will it work as well as a tabletop style plucker?
     
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't believe that no one has an opinion about this! [​IMG]
     
  3. jdopler

    jdopler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope someone will answer you soon, I am very curious also. Just got 4 poults last night. they are RP and BR crosses beautiful birds but still dinner! Any one have advice on pluckers?
     
  4. danschicks

    danschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My whiz bang can handle four 5 pound birds. I assume it can handle a 15-20 pound turkey. You can always hold the bird and move it around manually over the spinning feather plate, keeping the bulk of the weight off. I will be doing turkeys in October and plan to use my tub plucker. I don't forsee any issues.
     
  5. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tub plucker we will try is also a homemade whiz bang. Works great on most chickens. We had some 8 pounders this year and had a little trouble with them turning. If you have to hold them, I would think that a flat tabletop model would be easier to use.
     

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