Using homemade pluckers on quail...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Rebel Rooster, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Has anyone tried using their homemade chicken pluckers on the quail. I guess I'm saying... has anyone used the same scalding and plucking techniques on quail?? If so.. does it work? I'm contimplating trying it myself but am first seeking a little advise... [​IMG]

  2. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    I don't think a chicken plucker would work but I may build a quail plucker.
  3. ugly ducky

    ugly ducky Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    S.E. MO
    We scald them to pluck, and it works real well. We have an actual chicken dipper, but the same can be done in a pan on the stove. Just practise a bit till you get just the right time. Too long, you'll cook them, and too short, they won't pluck well. But once you get it figured out, the feathers pretty much can be wiped right off the bird. Works great for us. You won't need a plucker.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  4. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I just skin my quail - never have figured out how to pluck them without ripping the skin off them.


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