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    I'm sure it's been brought up before.

    I'm just thinking out loud here and wondering if anyone else has a drill attachment like this
    https://www.amazon.ca/hicken-Plucker...209888&sr=8-16

    with a goose taking a good half hour to pluck for me, as well as my own chickens, I wouldnt mind having something to make life easier for me.

    anyone else use one of these?

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    Do not use it for "dry plucking "as you will have feathers all over the place.
    I have something similar, bigger, that I built using a stainless steel 10 inch dia. drum, built into a cabinet with 1/4 hp. motor, the plucking /rubber fingers I bought at Berry Hill Farms in St. Thomas On.
    I also have a hot water dunker built out of the lower half of a Hot Water Heater, for wetting the birds prior to plucking, when finished mine look like store bought birds.

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    I had a similar device to the one referenced by the OP. It was useless. I finally built one of the drum style ones, using a 5 gallon plastic pail as the drum. I also bought the fingers on line. I don't dunk my birds in hot water, never found it necessary. I am told it helps with chickens, never tried it. Mine works great, they also look like grocery store birds.

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    I made one of these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-pbRxIlpuw about 10 years ago works great. Bought the fingers online the rest sourced from scrap

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    I have one like that but with shorter black rubber fingers. I still rough pluck then use "magic fingers" to polish the bird. Great idea but really a 2 man job, one to hold drill the other the bird. If you are going to be cleaning a lot of birds I would buy or build a bigger better unit.
    Good Luck & Good Hunting !

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    Quote Originally Posted by longpointer View Post
    I have one like that but with shorter black rubber fingers. I still rough pluck then use "magic fingers" to polish the bird. Great idea but really a 2 man job, one to hold drill the other the bird. If you are going to be cleaning a lot of birds I would buy or build a bigger better unit.
    I would imagine you could step on the wings to keep the bird down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by punkrockerpj View Post
    I would imagine you could step on the wings to keep the bird down?
    Mount the drill to a bench, or in a vice.

    They dont work that great. You will still have to pluck most of the feathers off of the ducks. They are OK on chickens if you scald them first.

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