1. Cornonthecob

    Cornonthecob Junior Member

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    Does anyone own, used or has seen one?

    I've looked online (google goggled) but everything I can find is for commercial businesses and in most cases are enough enough for six or more birds.

    My neighbour is looking into making one (which will solve my problem), but I'm interested to hear if anyone else takes the 'easy' way out when it comes to plucking their poultry.

    I've done it by hand....just wanting an easier/quicker way.

    :)
     
  2. Richard on Maui

    Richard on Maui Junior Member

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    I just skin mine. Much easier. 8) I would like to eat the skin too, but at the end of the day it isn't worth the time to pluck out all the little feathers, especially if we're doing several birds at once for the freezer, you know? So, if someone comes up with an automatic plucker that doesn't cost the earth, I'd also be interested. :D
     
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    Cornonthecob Junior Member

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    Yeps, I've skinned as well....but tis nice to keep the skin on too!

    Will do Richard!

    :)
     
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    I'm not sure what it is you find hard about plucking?

    After dipping the dead chook in boiling water, I find the feathers come off very easily and unless you have some sort of disability, I find it's really no trouble at all.
     
  5. Cornonthecob

    Cornonthecob Junior Member

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    Yes I agree....plucking a chook/duck isn't that hard. But when you have 10 - 20 to do at the same time.........

    I have a lot to do here, if I can speed up something, then to me it's worth looking into.

    :)
     
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    Such a nice subject started and asnswered by some very pleasant pluckers

    Tezza
     
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    Cornonthecob Junior Member

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    Cheers!

    Will show this to my neighbour!

    :)
     
  9. Batz

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    I am still on the look out for a plucker,I could make that one if I where to get the rubber fingers.
    As I said in my original post I saw them for sale in northern Thailand

    Batz
     
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    Cornonthecob Junior Member

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    Hi Batz

    This is a website I've found where pluckers and bits and pieces can be brought:

    https://www.wapoultryequipment.com.au/WA ... t%2040.htm

    From talking with my neighbour...the hardest thing is making something that won't vibrate the drill (if you use a drill) too much. Something about the cylinder that holds the 'fingers' being properly balanced etc.

    Hope that helps....let me know if you come up and with anything, and I will do the same.

    :)
     
  11. Richard on Maui

    Richard on Maui Junior Member

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    I'm sure I have seen a homemade design for one of these things that somehow incorporated rubber gloves filled with something. I don't know what you would use, maybe expanding foam? Heck I don't know. You guys work it out and then post simple step by step instructions, okay? :D
     
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    Exellent find cornonthecob,
    I have emailed them to ask the price on the one they sell.
    But I can see myself making one now I can buy the fingers,old washing machine motor,geared down a little and away we go...or feathers anyway

    Batz
     
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    For those interested I had a reply re the plucker
    A tiny $850.00
    Off to the shed,expect a Batz model soon :D

    Batz
     
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    I found lots of chook equipment advertised in the classified of QLD Country Life. Get the paper or check their classies on-line. I think the company was called BellSouth Poultry Equipment or something and I had their brochures offering both home user size up to commercial equipment.
     

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