Saturday, September 8, 2012

Chicken Plucker, Take 2

Rob built a chicken plucker last year.  At first we tried using the motor from his ice auger, in the interest of using one motor for more than one purpose.  That worked but was extremely awkward. This year Rob got another motor and hooked it up with the plucker.  It's a big improvement!  Next step will be a belt tensioner to keep the belt tight when it gets wet.

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Chicken Plucker, Take 2

It actually takes less time than this but the temperature of the scalding water got a bit low.  The first bird only took 15 seconds.  This tool does a much better and easier job on an sort of annoying task.  Thanks, Rob!