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Offline NSewell

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Chicken plucker
« on: May 20, 2016, 10:34:09 PM »
Ordered a chicken plucker for drill today. I have some red rangers that should be ready  in about 4 more weeks.
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Re: Chicken plucker
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 08:17:07 AM »
I hope you will post a review of the plucker after you use it and even some pictures of the plucked chickens if possible. I would love to have some laying hens but I really have some interest in the meat chickens. The ones we buy in the store are nothing compared to what we used to raise.
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Re: Chicken plucker
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 10:56:21 AM »
 I have never raised any for meat just eggs. I went to tractor supply to buy a few pullets and came home with 6 pullets and 10 straight run red rangers. We have always raised our own beef and it tastes so much better than store bought, so I imagine that the chicken will be the same.
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Re: Chicken plucker
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2016, 12:00:53 PM »
I finally butchered the red rangers today and the plucker worked great.
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Re: Chicken plucker
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2016, 08:51:22 PM »
We had a post on the old site and there were several videos of people using washing machines  with rubber hoses in them that they used to pluck the chickens.  Caught my interest to use for plucking ducks.

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Re: Chicken plucker
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2016, 10:53:17 PM »
Nsewell,
A picture is worth a 1000 words. If you do not have a picture would you give us a description of how it works. How many feathers did you have on you when you were through? Would you post a website which might give those interested  more information.
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Re: Chicken plucker
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 10:11:21 PM »
It is from Lewis poultry products. It is a small one that goes in a drill
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Re: Chicken plucker
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2016, 03:47:07 PM »
It has been years since I processed a chicken--never plucked one , always skinned them.

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Re: Chicken plucker
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2016, 05:47:07 PM »
It is from Lewis poultry products. It is a small one that goes in a drill

How do the chickens taste? Have you eaten any of them? One last question, would you raise and harvest your own birds again?

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Re: Chicken plucker
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2016, 01:16:56 PM »
Worst smell I can remember as a kid was the smell of a chicken in boiling water to be plucked. God that smell was the worst and that is coming from South LA where there is always an odor in the air from the marsh.
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Re: Chicken plucker
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2016, 04:07:58 PM »
The chicken was great . We roasted 1 and froze the other 6. The legs were a little tougher than store bought, but a lot bigger.  Yes I will raise them again. It took about 20 minutes per bird from catching to cooler.
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