We processed our cornish X's yesterday

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

  1. hawtchick

    hawtchick Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    New Hampshire
    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 Songster

    Jun 24, 2009
    Arcadia, Florida
    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
    My Coop
    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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