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Carl f k

  • Joined Aug 2012
Plucker
« on: January 11, 2014, 01:46:02 pm »
Just had this off eBay from my better half for my birthday

doganjo

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Re: Plucker
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 01:47:38 pm »
Watch your fingers  :innocent:
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Carl f k

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Re: Plucker
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 01:49:52 pm »
Yeh a pair of welding gloves on standby  :thumbsup:

WoodlandsDevon

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Devon
Re: Plucker
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 01:54:56 pm »
Have you had a chance to use this yet? I was considering buying one but didn't know if they work/easy to use?? I'm not very good at hand plucking... :-[
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Carl f k

  • Joined Aug 2012
Re: Plucker
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 01:59:02 pm »
Not yet but I have a couple of Banty cocks to do next week I will let you know how it works

Carl f k

  • Joined Aug 2012
Re: Plucker
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 02:02:46 pm »
I think I will make a splash guard to catch the feathers out of a blue barrel

Carl f k

  • Joined Aug 2012
Re: Plucker
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 04:20:30 pm »
There's a start

AndrewMBaines

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: Plucker
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 01:24:02 pm »
I bought a smaller version that fitted to a hand held electric drill. Used it to pluck 2 geese. Dreadful mess, just needed some tar to complete the 1950s Mississippi look.

WoodlandsDevon

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Devon
Re: Plucker
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014, 04:22:29 pm »
AndrewMBaines did your plucker work well? I'm considering one??
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Re: Plucker
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 07:14:28 pm »
Ii just use dry plucking with the hands?
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AndrewMBaines

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: Plucker
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2014, 07:33:33 am »
AndrewMBaines did your plucker work well? I'm considering one??

It removed the smaller feathers and some of the down well, left me the rest to remove. Given the mess it made, not sure I'll bother with it again.
The video on the website shows it working well on a duck though. Not sure it would cope with my Muscovies.

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Plucker
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2014, 08:14:46 pm »
I made this
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chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
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Re: Plucker
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2014, 06:44:37 am »
That's amazing Suziequeue. Doesn't it bruise the meat? Did you do anything to the bird to make the feathers come out easily? What are those 'spikes' made of?

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Plucker
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2014, 09:41:35 am »
The meat isn't bruised and I just dipped the bird in hot water (68 degrees) to loosen the feathers.


The fingers are just like the ones on Carl f k's original post. They are fairly standard.


I got the plan book from Herrick Kimball. There are lots of videos of people's finished Herrick Kimball chicken pluckers on You Tube.
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