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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:20 pm 
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hi, I have been talking to a company about importing stunners ( for doing one bird at a time ) into aust but it looks like they will end up costing around $1200 ea. Do you think there is a market or Im I the only one who thinks they are a good idea? Any feedback would be great.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:42 pm 
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I think they would be a great idea. Unfortunately that price would make them non starters! Do you really mean $1200 EACH? Wow that is a lot!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:31 pm 
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price is very prohibitive :bolt:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:09 pm 
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I think people might be willing to pay up to a couple of hundred, though at $1200 I think it would limit the market to commercial enterprises only if anyone.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:25 pm 
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And I can't see commercial enterprises bothering with stunning with a hand held stunner. They use conveyers and stunning baths. The hand held would be much slower.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:13 pm 
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Need more information first - links to the type of stunner? - but yes, it is a prohibitive cost.

Also, do devices of this type need to pass some sort of standards (including RSCPA or something) to certify that it does humanely stun the bird? I know the RSPCA recommends stunning first but there just isn't a practical way to do it, so most people don't.

I'd certainly be interested but I don't process enough to make that cost worthwhile. I suppose one could go a group buy and pass it around within a poultry area (like pluckers have been known to do) - that might work ...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:57 pm 
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Thanks for the feed back. Its as I thought they will be too pricey for the small farmer & backyard grower. Its a shame no one in aust can make something cheaper. :(


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:26 am 
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Where are these made? Surely the design could be made in China for a great deal less?

I have a friend with contacts in manufacturing in China if that's any use to you.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:27 pm 
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I don't think there would be a big demand for them,even at $200,
$20 you might get a taker or 2.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:39 pm 
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I'd pay $100-$200 for something that was certified to stun the bird instantly and humanely, and would lend it around the community; it would pay for itself quite readily, particularly if it made the rest of the process easier. (ie stopped the occasional accident where the slice or neck crack didn't do the job immediately - I'm sure we've all had that happen once or twice, and it's rather distressing).

$1200, however, wouldn't.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:09 pm 
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The ones I researched a couple of years back were slow - you had to hold the contacts in place on the birds skin for quite a while - ie not my idea of 'instant'. I can't remember how long but I think it was around 30 seconds, which is quite a while doing something like that. That put me off a bit too. I gues they don't want people going around tasering anyone they don't like with a poultry stunner!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:43 pm 
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Taser ... would one of them work??


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:57 pm 
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:rofl: Tasering a chicken


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:13 pm 
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infoaddict wrote:
Taser ... would one of them work??


Why, have you got one?? :)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:00 pm 
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Nope ;)


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