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Automatic pluckers
« on: February 05, 2017, 06:24:32 PM »
Any of you guys own one?  Trying to choose between them for next year.

I like the yardbird but it doesn't look like it'll handle a honker.  The only real option it seems is the Fowl Plucker.

Anyone know of other options they've had luck with?

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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 04:30:03 PM »
I have a buddy that has a "duck naked" plucker. Fits over a garbage can. I'll see if he wants to sell it. I know he hasn't used it for about 5 yrs. If I could afford it I would get a commercial drum/canister plucker that can do turkeys. If you get one that has exposed fingers make sure anyone who uses it wears safety glasses. I've been struck in the face near my eyes a couple of times by leg or wing bone fragments.

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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 07:11:05 AM »
He put his "duck naked" plucker for sale on the WA Refuge classifieds, $125.00

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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 07:32:18 AM »
Got a link by chance?

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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 08:49:06 PM »
Send me a pm and I can get you his tel no

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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 06:33:43 AM »
I made one for pretty cheap using an e-bay motor, my own head and commercial fingers.  A plywood box with shop vac works pretty good.  I can clean them in the garage with minimal cleanup.

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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 07:40:58 AM »
Have you youtubed the Whizbang Chicken Plucker? I think you may be able to rent one. Not sure if they will pluck a goose though. Good luck!

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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 10:24:08 AM »
I have a Whizbang plucker that I built from plans using a treadmill motor. It will pluck chickens and turkeys no problem. I have not used it on waterfowl.

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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2017, 05:29:03 PM »
My buddy asked me to sell his "duck a minute" plucker for him. 100 obo

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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2017, 08:26:14 AM »
I decided not to purchase one after several tries on a buddies.  It was one of those things that I thought I would need.  Glad I tried it first.   :tup:
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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2017, 08:28:33 AM »
I decided not to purchase one after several tries on a buddies.  It was one of those things that I thought I would need.  Glad I tried it first.   :tup:

Did it just not pluck well? 

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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2017, 12:48:09 PM »
I decided not to purchase one after several tries on a buddies.  It was one of those things that I thought I would need.  Glad I tried it first.   :tup:

Did it just not pluck well?

I didn't think it plucked well and made a terrible mess.  Unless you have a dry bird and shop vac hooked up to it you have feathers everywhere.  I prefer just wetting the thumb and pulling off the feathers.  You can do it very quickly or go for the wax dip if you prefer.
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Re: Automatic pluckers
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 10:55:49 AM »
We used an old dishwasher rigged up with the rubber fingers ,set it on spin cycle and the duck or chicken was plucked in no time
NATURE HAS A WAY

 

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