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Old 06-24-2022, 05:33 PM   #1
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Does anyone in the Houston area have one?

I got 11 chickens to slaughter next month.

I don't really want to buy one.
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Old 06-24-2022, 05:52 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2022, 06:03 PM   #3
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Ross Perot shamed all of the Chicken Pluckers out of business. You older guys should catch that.
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Old 06-24-2022, 06:09 PM   #4
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Ross Perot shamed all of the Chicken Pluckers out of business. You older guys should catch that.
over my head
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Old 06-24-2022, 06:19 PM   #5
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In 1992 Ross Perot was campaigning for President. He would have self paid commercials on tv and he loved hand made charts. One night in one of his adds he showed the income level of a chicken plucker which was low and stated that his opponent because of policies would have all Americans plucking chickens for a living.
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Old 06-24-2022, 06:40 PM   #6
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DIY: Large pot (turkey fryer pot) fill up with fresh water and get to a boil, shut off fire. Kill checken, let it bleed, dip chicken in the pot holding by their feet. Swish around just a little, pull out, let cool a couple of minuites and the fethers are easy picking. The object is to just heat up the skin and not the meat.
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:08 PM   #7
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DIY: Large pot (turkey fryer pot) fill up with fresh water and get to a boil, shut off fire. Kill checken, let it bleed, dip chicken in the pot holding by their feet. Swish around just a little, pull out, let cool a couple of minuites and the fethers are easy picking. The object is to just heat up the skin and not the meat.
This is what we typically do.
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:18 PM   #8
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Isn't there pluckers that fit on drills marketed to duck hunters?
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:21 PM   #9
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Load them up and take them Lilja Farms in Aldine. Last time i was there he did them for $3 each. Way better then dealing with the time and mess.
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Old 06-24-2022, 09:33 PM   #10
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I'll do it. Oh wait I miss read your thread you said pluckers.
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Old 06-24-2022, 09:53 PM   #11
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Years ago, my aunt and uncle got into raising chickens and slaughtering them, my aunt said they used an old washing machine, threw the chickens in the washing machine, and turned it on. She said it worked very well.
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Old 06-24-2022, 11:14 PM   #12
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The key to success is in the scald not the plucker. Using a cast iron cauldron versus an aluminum pot seems to hold water temp better for a quicker series of good scalds. An aluminum turkey fryer will do just fine though.
Our Whizbang Deplucker is fun to watch. Ive got to cut big cocks heads and feet off otherwise they get jammed between the spinner and sidewall. Some plucking of pintails is always needed.

Holler at me if youre toting around some dead chickens north of Austin.

A good scald at 155F, nitrile coated gloves and the feathers shuck nicely.
Good luck Moses.
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Old 06-24-2022, 11:49 PM   #13
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I use a drill bit plucker for quail. I bet it would be OK for 11 chickens. Look up Ukraine Drill Bit Plucker on amazon.
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Old 06-25-2022, 10:11 AM   #14
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Our kids raise birds for the Galveston County Fair Show. We have taken them to Hamza Farms in Manvel. He’ll have you in and out in less than 30 minutes for like $4/bird, bagged and on ice. You bring the cooler and he supplies the bags and ice. Unless you’re wanting that punishment in this heat, I’d highly recommend letting him or someone else do that for you.
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Old 06-25-2022, 10:24 AM   #15
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Our kids raise birds for the Galveston County Fair Show. We have taken them to Hamza Farms in Manvel. Heíll have you in and out in less than 30 minutes for like $4/bird, bagged and on ice. You bring the cooler and he supplies the bags and ice. Unless youíre wanting that punishment in this heat, Iíd highly recommend letting him or someone else do that for you.
That sounds like a better idea. July is going to be miserable.
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Old 06-25-2022, 10:24 AM   #16
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I use a drill bit plucker for quail. I bet it would be OK for 11 chickens. Look up Ukraine Drill Bit Plucker on amazon.
You got more patience than me! When we raised quail they got skinned.
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Old 06-25-2022, 10:26 AM   #17
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I'll do it. Oh wait I miss read your thread you said pluckers.
Lol you nasty.
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Old 06-25-2022, 10:47 AM   #18
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You got more patience than me! When we raised quail they got skinned.
Yep!

Saw Steven Rinella plucking dove one time to cook
whole. Seemed like too much work for your return on investment.
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Old 06-25-2022, 11:13 AM   #19
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Here is the Mother of all Pluckers.

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Old 06-25-2022, 11:26 AM   #20
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Wow. If I had one of those I would grow my own chickens and ducks.
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Old 06-25-2022, 11:43 AM   #21
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DIY: Large pot (turkey fryer pot) fill up with fresh water and get to a boil, shut off fire. Kill checken, let it bleed, dip chicken in the pot holding by their feet. Swish around just a little, pull out, let cool a couple of minuites and the fethers are easy picking. The object is to just heat up the skin and not the meat.
This is how I would pluck pheasants. It would soften the fat in the skin and make it easier to pluck.
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Old 06-25-2022, 04:31 PM   #22
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Wow. If I had one of those I would grow my own chickens and ducks.
Be great if it worked on turkeys.
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Old 06-25-2022, 04:45 PM   #23
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Be great if it worked on turkeys.
I saw a video once where a guy scalded a 25 or 30 lb pig and put him in. Came out looking slick as a new penny.
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Old 06-25-2022, 05:12 PM   #24
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No plucking here. My kids got me a 6 foot rooster for fathers day. My wife hasn't stopped laughing...
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Old 06-26-2022, 07:30 AM   #25
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Thatís one bad mother plucker
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Old 06-26-2022, 09:41 AM   #26
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You got more patience than me! When we raised quail they got skinned.
Skins the best part. Very quick with the drill bit plucker. You clamp it to a table, dip the birds in hot water for a bit, and get going

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Old 06-26-2022, 09:50 AM   #27
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Skins the best part. Very quick with the drill bit plucker. You clamp it to a table, dip the birds in hot water for a bit, and get going

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Gospel. If birds didn’t have skin they would be uneatable.
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Old 06-26-2022, 10:42 AM   #28
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We borrowed one similar to this and it had a tendency to rip the skin or pull wings off. Not sure if it was spinning too fast or our birds were too heavy for this process. They were pretty big broilers. We might have let them grow about a week too long.


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Old 06-26-2022, 05:10 PM   #29
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Load them up and take them Lilja Farms in Aldine. Last time i was there he did them for $3 each. Way better then dealing with the time and mess.
Winner in my book
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Old 06-26-2022, 05:39 PM   #30
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Load them up and take them Lilja Farms in Aldine. Last time i was there he did them for $3 each. Way better then dealing with the time and mess.
Dang i haven't seen that name"Lilja Farms" since I was a kid

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Old 06-27-2022, 09:47 AM   #31
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In 1992 Ross Perot was campaigning for President. He would have self paid commercials on tv and he loved hand made charts. One night in one of his adds he showed the income level of a chicken plucker which was low and stated that his opponent because of policies would have all Americans plucking chickens for a living.
Plus, Clinton was from Arkansas where there's lots of chicken growers. He said we'd all be a bunch of chicken pluckers.
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