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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:52 pm 
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Hi all, just thought I would share this with everyone.

It fits onto an electric drill.
I used this the other day on some roosters and ducks, it took about 3 minutes to pluck each of them and only left about 6 or so pin feathers that we removed by hand. really quick and easy to use.

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 Post subject: Re: Chicken Plucker
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:20 pm 
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Can you please explain how this works? I am guessing that you put the chook in a bucket and pluck the chook by holding the electric drill with the plucker attachment with a stirring motion within the bucket. Is this correct or am I totally wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: Chicken Plucker
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:27 pm 
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Hi chookyperth,

We still scolded the bird in hot water, then my partner held the chook/duck bu the legs and I moved the drill with the plucker attachment up and down the body.

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 Post subject: Re: Chicken Plucker
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:39 pm 
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Hi Alyson, thanks for sharing.
Looks great, anything that saves time is good :thumbs: Did you make it or buy it?


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 Post subject: Re: Chicken Plucker
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:46 pm 
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I purchased it of Ebay from America it cost about $40 including the postage.

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 Post subject: Re: Chicken Plucker
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 Post subject: Re: Chicken Plucker
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:02 pm 
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Wouldn't the feathers be flying in all directions?


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 Post subject: Re: Chicken Plucker
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:51 pm 
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Hi Chookyperth, The feathers aren't to bad, I didn't really get many on me my partner got a few more on him as he was holding the birds.

We are going to try to make some kind of frame to attach them to next time as he was a little worried I would hit his fingers with the plucker while it was spinning at high a speed.

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Hi do you have the details of the company you bought it off in the states, i searched ebay and couldn't seem to find it even on ebay US.

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 Post subject: Re: Chicken Plucker
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hi all

i googled how to make one of these, and it works a treat - but lost the website.

for about $10 you can use what i did - a 90ml white PVC endcap (bunnings) a pair of washers & a post bolt + nut & locktight (to make the bit where it attaches to your drill) and a couple of washing up glove fingers, poked through holes & tied in knots to keep 'em there (all bunnings)

mine has about 8 fingers on it for easy plucking. quick to make, and i use it solo by putting the drill in a vice on the table, and turning it on to low speed.

if i can find the site i'll post it. otherwise, if you use your imagination, it looks like the above but with more fingers, and the fingers are pink not black.

awesome doohickies. wouldn't wanna pluck without one!

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 Post subject: Re: Chicken Plucker
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Hi Cai, This is the link on ebay to purchase one. it's the same guy I purchased mine from. He was very prompt with the posting and good to deal with.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Chicken-Plucker- ... 3ef7fd249e

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great thank you so much, i'll let you know how i go

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 Post subject: Re: Chicken Plucker
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:16 pm 
Should be easy enough to make this one too.
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http://www.homesteadingtoday.com/showth ... p?t=130787

here is a similar one to the drill plucker...made using rubber bungee cord..

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