Wow!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mikeinva, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. mikeinva

    mikeinva New Egg

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    Just processed 26 cornishX today at 8 weeks. These girls are huge. Averaged 5.5 dressed. One long day - first time and we learned a lot. First 15 took 3+ hours and the next 11 took 1.5. Tonight will be a very contented sleep!!
     
  2. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    Did you pluck them or skin them?
    Joe
     
  3. mikeinva

    mikeinva New Egg

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    We plucked - made up a drill operated plucker. I'll post a pic
     
  4. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, that is incredible timing... our first 6 took 3 hrs! the next 20 we are going to split over 2-3 days. your set up must be enormous to accomodate that many big birds at once!!! how did ya do it??? that is just great.. i need your advise!


    ok... just realized what we did different that took so much longer...we hand plucked... gotta see your gizmo! PLEASE!
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:The directions for making it are posted on here. Just a corded variable speed electric drill and those black rubber bunji cord type things you get at the hardware store, basically. The drill is temporarily mounted on a picnic table.
     
  6. mikeinva

    mikeinva New Egg

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    That's exactly it - we took a 8" long pc of PCP pipe, bonded a end on it, cut slots for the bungi cords, put a 1/2" bolt throught the end plate and mounted in a variable speed drill. We made a right angle bracket and mounted that to the wall and then the drill to the bracket.

    We did find out that the water temp and time in the tub were essential to it working well. You have to keep the water around 150 and swish them in the water for at least a full minute to a minute and a half. That's longer than it feels, so count or have a timer. You still have to do a little hand plucking, but not much.
     

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