View Full Version : Any chicken pluckers out there?

09-03-2012, 01:01 PM
The wife wants a chicken plucking machine built.
I am thinking of a rotating drum with the fingers on the outside.It seems like a simple project.

My question:Any one know what surface feet per minute these things work at?
I am thinking swamp cooler speed or less.

Or I can really gear it up and have smoked chicken a la flaming rubber fingers!

I don't want to hear from you cnc guys telling me to mount the bird on the milling machine

09-03-2012, 01:19 PM
Glad you said pluckers! The way I type would have gotten me banned from the forum.

09-03-2012, 03:00 PM
If you google "chicken plucker machine plans" you will get many hits with videos.


09-03-2012, 03:05 PM
Skin them, its a lot easer+you dont have to scald them

09-03-2012, 03:40 PM
There is a very good DIY book called the whizbang chicken plucker, by Herrick(I belive) the booklet is like 10 bucks probably has a pdf download for less, but it tells you all the speed ratios, where to get the fingers, best pattern to place them in ect .....definatly worth the money....also has scalder plans....looked to be as good as the commercial plucker I used at a hunt club when I was a kid....Shawn
Oh I am in no way associated with the books, just a happy customer...

09-03-2012, 07:01 PM
Not chickens but wild ducks. This is the best thing ever. Made by Go Devil. They make a gas and electric version. Just a shaft with rubber fingers. Hook up a big shop vac and go to town.



09-03-2012, 09:46 PM
Ditto on the skinning...faster, easier, and toss those wing tips out.

09-04-2012, 07:18 AM
Ditto on the skinning...faster, easier, and toss those wing tips out.

Another vote for skinning. And make yourself a killing cone.