What kind of plastic is the chicken plucker made of?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kevinhannan, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. kevinhannan

    kevinhannan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't think of anywhere else to put this post; would it be okay to have a diy (sub)section?

    What are those chicken plucker fingers made of? I know it's a kind of plastic, but what type?
    Or, what types of plastic have the 'grip' to remove scalded chicken feathers?

    Many thanks for your time to read and reply. ;-)
     
  2. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The fingers are more rubber than plastic. You can buy them reasonable off ebay. Just type "poultry" in the search engine.
     
  3. kevinhannan

    kevinhannan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the rubber angle on it - I should have thought of that!

    As for buying them? I love diy!

    Thanks for your time to reply I do appreciate it very much.
     
  4. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Think black rubber bungy cords.
     
  5. kevinhannan

    kevinhannan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @KDK1

    I will! Thank you!
    My local thrift store has them; I'll strip the cotton braid off them and
    see what grip they offer!

    Thanks for your post! ;-)
     
  6. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Solid black rubber... like this-
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Spud Chicken

    Spud Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rubber hose for air tools. Cut it up and screw it on to appropriate sized bolts.
     
  8. kevinhannan

    kevinhannan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Spud! ;-)
    Thanks for that - I think I know where I can get some old air-hose.

    As I said before --- to all, Thanks for your time to read and post - you're the best there is!

    (and thanks for the picture to show the black rubber - btw what a hopper!
     
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