Last night was the night to process one of our birds . It was getting dark out and all the birds go to the elevated run to sleep and I have only the door from the coop to the run to get at them, They were all outside and I had to call and call to get them in, the large Tom stayed out in the run and he was spared. I set up the Whizbang plucker I just built and a scalding pot. After a good scald I put the bird in the plucker and the feathers flew off. I had to turn the Tom a few times and it finally flopped around on its own, my Wife was spraying it with hot water with a hose from our set tub the whole time . In about 60 seconds it was clean. It may have been less but thee light was poor and kept shutting off on us. The Tom was clean except for the flight feathers and a some other random wing feathers. This bird was 22 lbs cleaned. I had removed the feet so it would sit in the tub better and the next time I will take off the wings. Building a plucker was a great idea, my Wife could not believe how fast the feathers came off.