Where to rent a plucker? or, any for rent in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by watchdogps, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Songster

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    I saw a ;post that said sometimes you can rent a plucker. Where would I look for a rental plucker?
    Or, is there anyone near Bucyrus who would rent me theirs?
     

  2. kfacres

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    Do you have 2 hands? Why put that bird through something which will highly likely bruise the meat.?
     
  3. watchdogps

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    Considering pluckers are used for any commercial meat birds, and bruising would be aproblem there, I doubt a plucker will bruise.
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    If it bruises the meat, why do so many people use them? I wish I had one. If you find one to rent in Ohio let me know.
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  5. Oregon Blues

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    I bought a plucker and I'm not about to rent it out. There is no telling what disease germs it would come home with. Or even if it would come home. However, not everyone is like me, so an ad on craigslist asking to rent one might get you a private party willing to let you use theirs for a bit of cash.

    I've never seen a plucker at an equipment rental yard, but you could call around. Maybe they have them but don't put them out for the public to see.

    Also, call the extension agent and ask. He might know where to get one.

    If it is used correctly, it does not bruise the meat.
     
  6. RWD

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    If you bleed the bird out, then nothing left to bruise......
     
  7. kizanne

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    You only have to pluck if you want the skin. Otherwise you can skin it faster and easier. I know my family we remove the skin from chicken that we buy from the store so when I process my own I'm just gonna skin them.
     

  8. ladyride

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    Try the agriculture extension office. We bought a plucker paid for itself 1st run of chickens no bruising.
     
  9. Brunty_Farms

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    Quote:This is a myth, without any blood in the birds body... the meat isn't bruised. With proper aging time, a hand plucked bird is no different than one that has been run through a plucker.
     
  10. Brunty_Farms

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    As far as renting a plucker, not many out there. I know for one, that I couldn't rent mine out as it's hard to know what shape it may come back in. However my biggest fear would be diseases.

    I would hand pluck or find a local processor. There are a few good ones here in Ohio, Aden Troyer of Pleasant Valley in Baltic is one that I would recommend.
     

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