A fellow self sufficient friend who lives fairly local and me bought a poultry plucker between us, I am happy for it to remain with her as we are getting ready for the building works now and the less stuff I have about the better.
Anyway we have been having a play with this bit of equipment and to say it’s been a learning curve is an understatement, here is a short video of one of our attempts
It took a few attempts before we had success,
The instruction leaflet was lacking in proper instructions, lots of you tube videos later, we have discovered the optimum temperature the water should be for scalding.
I am now out of chickens, but we have some friends with plenty of poultry waiting to be plucked.
These were the light Sussex birds we raised this year for meat, they are suppose to be a dual purpose birds, next year we are going back to Ross Cobbs for meat.
If anyone else has used a poultry plucker advice is most welcome.