whiz bang for smaller birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by watchdogps, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can a whizbang plucker do quail? How about fuzzy chicks?
     
  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just need to go at it very gentle, the thin skin will rip very easy.
     
  3. FarmerRob

    FarmerRob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tub style pluckers can do quail etc but they use slightly softer rubber fingers than the standard. They also use a greater number of those fingers. The tub set up for quail will also do the chickens and turkeys.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    There is a special plucker for quail. The fingers are close together, and I think they are softer. It's possible that the fingers are also smaller.

    It should be possible to build a whizbang for quail. Take a look at the EZPlucker made to do quail and you can see how the fingers are arranged.

    I'm a bit mystified as to why you'd want to pluck fuzzy chicks.
     
  5. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The feathers burn and stink if you roast them with their fuzz. They are already difficult enough to get the stuffing into.

    I'm kidding! I don't feed any of my animals commercial foods, and I may have a source for quite a few day old chicks, but only one of my cats will eat them fuzzy. I'm sure the others would eat them naked though.
     
  6. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried rubbing something on the chicks that your cats love. Like tuna juice or something smelly like that. That may get them to eat it that way. I have done this with my cats and it works most of the time.
     

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