ANYONE CAN BUILD A TUB-STYLE MECHANICAL CHICKEN PLUCKER PDF

Step by step. You just take it a step at a time. Same goes for the Whizbang Chicken Scalder. Anyone Can Build A Tub-Style Mechanical Chicken Plucker. Anyone Can Build A Tub-Style Mechanical Chicken Plucker. Photobucket Description: ” x 11″, Paperback, 66 pages, 60 illustrations. Availibility: In Stock. Anyone Can Build a Tub-Style Mechanical Chicken Plucker by Herrick Kimball; 1 edition; First published in

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This book is a well organized and complete how-to guide to building a Whizbang feather plucking machine. A Whizbang plucker will pick the feathers off chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese in a matter of seconds.

Just turn the machine on, drop one or more scalded birds into the tub and watch as rubber fingers flail the feathers off whithout damaging the bird’s skin. Every component needed to make the machine is thoroughly discussed and the construction process is carefully detailed, step by step. There are 62 clear drawings. There is also a chapter dedicated to the subject of alternative construction options, as well as a chapter about other equipment used to process poultry.

Mail order sources for parts are listed in the Resources chapter at the back of the book. A Whizbang plucker will dutifully pluck thousands of birds for years to come. Browse our editors’ picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children’s books, and much more. Show details Buy the selected items together This item: Ships from and sold by Amazon.

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Every small-farm and backyard poultry producer dreams of a machine that will do the nasty job of feather plucking. Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together This item: Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Stress-Free Chicken Tractor Plans: Herrick Kimball is a chicken-pluckin’ inventor and author. He lives in Moravia, New York. Whizbang Books May Language: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Share your thoughts with other customers.

Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention chicken plucker easy to follow built the plucker great book bottom plate anyone can build easy to understand tub-style mechanical hardware lag tub style building process much easier put together works great well written build a tub-style mechanical chicken bought this book good book plucker still works.

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Showing of 88 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. My husband built this for me last year using the plans in the book and I processed 91 chickens. The plans were relatively easy to follow but it does take quite a bit of time to put it all together. If you have a lot of hardware, lumber, a plastic barrel and an old motor laying around your cost will be much less.

Rather than buying the working parts from several places online and paying separate shipping I just bought everything I could direct from the author — fingers, tub plastic, bottom plate and rod predrilled and ready to assemble, flywheel. Putting in the fingers, especially in the bottom plate, can be difficult. Tub-styl soaked them in hot, soapy water and used channel-lock pliers to pull them through.

Grasp the finger and brace the top of the plier head on the plate pulling it sideways, then get a grip further down the finger and do the same in the opposite direction, until they pop into place. For chickens it worked fantastic. I process alone so could only scald and pluck two at a time. If you leave them in too long the fingers will start to beat the skin off I may have xan them too long though. I plan to raise all of our family’s meat birds from now on so I am very happy to have this machine, because plucking is the butchering chore I hated the most.

I also bought the author’s scalder book but that project will have to wait a few years. Meanwhile I just use cna turkey fryer pot to scald in. I am new to raising meat chickens and saw these pluckers in youtube videos. Originally I thought maybe we could just figure it out pluckr build it without directions. I am very happy I bought the book though. It is extremely detailed and makes building this plucker so much easier. Plucke day we fired this plucker up for it’s trial run, we actually had several neighbors gather for a demonstration.

ANYONE CAN BUILD A TUB-STYLE MECHANICAL CHICKEN PLUCKER PDF

These were all old-timers who had hand-plucked chickens as children. All were amazed when they saw it in action.

Three of us processed 18 chickens in just over two hours from start to finish, thanks in part to the speedy plucking. This book is amazing, It is by far the best out there if you are looking to make a chicken plucker. We built this over a year ago and it is still in perfect working shape.

The directions are perfect even for someone that isn’t very skilled. It has such great step by step. The only thing I recommend if you are going to build it, is to purchase the kit that has the plate, fingers and a few other items to help with the internal stuff.

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One person found this helpful. This baby is a wonder! Built the plucker and it has worked amazingly! My only complaint is that the suggested “parts list” is at the very back of the booklet. I read the instructions on building before beginning the actual construction but didn’t see the parts list until I was virtually done and had been back and forth to the hardware store multiple times.

As for ease of understanding, it’s great. Would definitely recommend if you’re trying to build a plucker. This is in regards to the including comment of instead of cutting out the bottom, to cut a hole and putting a few finger on the bottom of the plate to get the feathers to get out of the cutout slot.

If you cut the bottom it might be easier to squeeze the tube into the frame. Will contact the book writer. I’ve been reading Herrick’s blog for a couple of years now and decided recently to explore raising my own meat birds.

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It was a given that I would buy his book when investigating the building of a chicken plucker. I found it straightforward and filled with useful mechanica. I will certainly use it as a guide when building my own. I could have cobbled together all this information online but I’m glad to pay Herrick a few bucks for this book and have this resource at my fingertips.

This took me about four days total after getting all the parts together. Just remember to let the tension off the belt when storing so it lasts longer. Very informative and easy to understand.

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