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09-23-2010, 02:33 PM
I butcher so many chickens,and I really hate plucking the feathers,but I don't like the drier meat of a skinned bird.

I was talking to my amish neighbor last night,and he suggested building a chicken plucker!Told me that a nearby neighbor had purchased one for around $1000,but he thinks it would be easy to build, here are a couple of sites that show you how to build 2 different types of chicken pluckers.



Or I could just go with this breed


09-23-2010, 02:46 PM
Someone I know over here built themselves a Whiz Bang Chicken Plucker, Nell, Apparently it's very efficient and saves a lot of time. If I kept as many as you, I'd definitely build one!

Old GI
09-23-2010, 03:03 PM
Reminds of the time when I was quite young in WV. My Mother used to pluck the feathers from chickens on a regular basis; she grew up on a farm. I remember her complaining about the pin feathers (down?). My Father had a Men's Schick electric razor and she had just got a Ladies' Schick. She got the bright idea to try my Father's Schick on the chicken; it worked! She was so excited, she wrote a letter to the President of Schick to tell him they have a new line. They have Men's Schick, Ladies' Schick and now ...........

Chicken Schick!!!!!!!:censored:

Justin Case
09-23-2010, 03:19 PM
Look at this :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ply5uikgH_E&p=1DB9D2F5335F5E8A&playnext=1&index=38

And this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMGZMoENjcU&p=C814305BB6117244&playnext=1&index=86

01-03-2011, 12:24 PM
My amish neighbor bought one of these from a guy going through a divorce,he just brought it over and hooked it up (it is for now electric,but he will convert it to a gas powered motor) AMAZING,10 chicken in about 10 minutes!

The biggest issue is making sure you scald the chickens the proper length of time before tossing them in the tub.

01-03-2011, 12:32 PM
AMAZING,10 chicken in about 10 minutes!

I guess the age old question has been answered. How many chicken pluckers pluck if a chicken plucker could pluck ........ or was that woodchucks?


Guess it was woodchucks.