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Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« on: March 26, 2011, 10:35:41 AM »
Hey...am I the only one doing this type of stuff, these days???? How do ya'll like my homemade Whizbang chicken plucker??? 3 in and 3 out in about 15 to 20 seconds. If that scald water is right, those feathers fly off those chickens.










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Re: Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 10:42:28 AM »
Wow nice job!

We used to raise meat chickens but got tired of the plucking part so quit doing so. Your plucker looks awesome, care to show a bit more on it? :)

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Re: Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 10:51:52 AM »
Youtube- Whizbang chicken plucker and you will see it in action.

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Re: Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 10:57:54 AM »
Yup...chicken pluckin' was not my favorite job

That plucker does an awesome job!

Nuthin' like home raised chicken  ;)
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Re: Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 11:19:42 AM »
Wish I'd had one many years ago. Every Sat. when the fryers were selling, my job was to get 25 chopped, defeathered, and in the kitchen for Dad and Mom to finish and package for delivery.
But as you say, get the scald temp just right and the feathers will slide right off. The smell was the unpleasant part, and it still lingers in my brain.

Now to watch your vid.
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Re: Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011, 11:44:38 AM »
How man chickens could a chicken plucker pluck, if a chicken plucker could pluck chickens?
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2011, 11:48:00 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2011, 11:52:21 AM »
Is this one yours gator gar?


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Re: Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2011, 01:24:52 PM »
Nope, that one ain't mine. :D But, we built ours off the same plans. There is a guy out there that wrote the book on how to build the plucker and I bought the book and built it. There are a bunch of those things around, somewhere in the U.S. Around this time of the year, when kids are showing broilers, you can have friends real quick, if you own a mechanical tub style chicken plucker.

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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011, 05:01:46 PM »
Thats great Gator, the blue 44gal drum is a good idea, the drum pluckers I've seen have been stainless steel and pricey.......I am thinking that a couple of wizzs around that drum before letting them out again would take the crow outa the wifes young roosters that have been waking me at 4am. ;)
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Re: Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2011, 05:25:29 PM »
bet a woman I work with would love to barrow that now, yesterday something got into her chicken roost & killed all her chickens early friday, just bit their  necks & killed em all...
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2011, 06:05:47 PM »
Gator Gar, you brought back chicken plucking memories for me too. Gonna have one of those whizbang pluckers built if we get more chickens. Thanks.
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2011, 12:08:34 PM »
bet a woman I work with would love to barrow that now, yesterday something got into her chicken roost & killed all her chickens early friday, just bit their  necks & killed em all...
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That would be a possum.
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2011, 10:40:26 PM »
bet a woman I work with would love to barrow that now, yesterday something got into her chicken roost & killed all her chickens early friday, just bit their  necks & killed em all...
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That would be a possum.

They were thinking mink or weasel do to only a small round hole in the floor board under one of the corners.  Skunks will eat the chicken head and move to the next one.   these seemed to just be killed from what her hubby said Friday, I will hear more in morning...

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Re: Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2011, 11:11:53 PM »
Gator Gar,

I have much the same set up:  Turkey fryer for a scalder plus a WhizBang=Naked chickens!

Crockpot gets most of ours.  We let them grow large and run a round the yard.  The flavor is wonderfull but they can be tough if prepared like store bought chix.   We had chicken Casa Dias for dinner, homegrown chicken!!!

We also get a dozen eggs a day for personal use and some for the neighbors.


Thanks for posting and sharing the news!

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Re: Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2011, 06:51:07 AM »
These chickens were 5 and a 1/2 weeks old and pushing 6 and 1/2 to 7 pounds on the hoof. Very good meat, no matter how you cook it. Very tender too. The show is tommorow and we culled the last of them last night. Gonna kill some more shortly.

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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2011, 09:07:12 AM »

 Ah, the joy of bird defeathering,  ::) this will make the process almost bareble again. This is a definate to do project.  8)
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Re: Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2011, 06:33:25 PM »
I've had mink to kill and eat duckling through chicken wire.  If they can snag any part of them, they are gone.
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2011, 08:04:40 PM »
As I recall, between the chicken, the hot water, and the feathers... it smells really good, too.

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Re: Snagged, tagged and bagged!!!!
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2011, 10:00:01 PM »
I remember the first time that I had to do service work in a chicken processing plant.  I didn't want any chicken for a while.   smiley_thumbsdown
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