Whiz bang question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Bucky182, May 24, 2011.

  1. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2009
    Will a 1/2 HP runing 1725 RP's be enough for a home made plucker?
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Most of the motors used have either been 1hp or 3/4hp. Other folks using lower horsepower engines complain of the pluckers bogging down under load.
  3. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2011
    Arco, ID
    I was reading a blog post yesterday and the guy used a half horse and he said it worked great but it had troubles when he would put a 10 lb bird in.
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    for our plucker we used a 1/2 hp motor but we didn't do the barrel kind- we just did a small PVC/pulley ran one.

    My hubby on Saturday:
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  5. Sweetwater Hunting

    Sweetwater Hunting Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2011
    I put a half on mine....

    replaced it with a 3/4 which works much better on the bigger ones

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