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Battleborn    Posted 08-18-2004 at 19:59:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Has anyone tried the bird pluckers with the rubber fingers on them? They are very expensive, but I am tired of the messy dip and pluck routine. I don't have chickens, I would be using it for game birds.

deadcarp    Posted 08-18-2004 at 22:44:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
My buddy has one and we used it for i guess 2 dozen chickens one morning - you need an apron cuz stuff floats around some, and if you hesitate in one spot, it'll skin them too. It'd be alright if you're processing them for your own use, but it would take more practice for doing one real neatly. I still wonder what the factories use.
Our neighbor used a similar gizmo for scaling bluegills - (he likes fried fish sandwiches) That beater's shaft protruded thru the lid of a 5-gallon bucket & he chucked up to a drill motor on top. Half a bucket of water, dump in the fish, spin it like stirring paint and then clean them. It worked pretty good. :)

Battleborn    Posted 08-18-2004 at 23:53:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe I'll try one then, they are just for my eating, so I don't care if they are a little ugly. I wonder what the commercial processors use as well.

KellyGa    Posted 08-18-2004 at 20:17:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now looky here mister! You can't come on here and talk about plucking chickens after everybody has grown attached to my darling little girls....LMAO!!! Just kidding. I love MY chickens, but that don't stop me from eating one from the store, after all, thats what they were raised for, couldn't save them anyway, might as well eat them. ;)

HaHa    Posted 08-19-2004 at 14:38:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hear the commercial chicken growers have a little secret for getting the feathers off.

They wait until late at night when all of the birds are sleeping. Then a few employees dress up as Colonel Sanders, run up to the chickens, and scare the livin' feathers off 'em!

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