We processed our cornish X's yesterday

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by hawtchick, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. hawtchick

    hawtchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had lots of help and rented a Featherman plucker for $30. Best $30 ever spent.
    We kept our scald water at 145-150 for about 20 sec per bird and the plucker did the rest. 3 birds at a time and after 20 secs or so, they were bald. Just one or 2 tail feather pins left to pull. Amazing!!!!

    We used a 5 gallon bucket instead of a cone....put a hole in the bottom of it and it worked great too!!

    We only had 18 birds left from our original 25, but we were done and ready for packing at 2 hours, in the pouring rain too I might add.
    I wished I had taken pics, but way too messy to take my camera.

    Now they are sitting and aging in our garage fridge....waiting for freezer camp.


    Phew!!!! So glad that is done. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. thespinningcottage

    thespinningcottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm! When's dinner??
    We'll be processing 12 birds this weekend. We'll skin them instead of plucking. I love your bucket idea! Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
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    Quote:Me Too!!
    Yeah, I like the bucket idea as well... I'm gonna make a couple of those! Thanks for sharing!!
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