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Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Yes sir] #7557179
04/13/22 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Yes sir
That's a lot of food there.



Yup.


And my buddy said that he gets new chicks on the 29th.

40 days after that he said I was welcome to another 100 or so...



shocked


I am not sure I will be done these ones by then lol

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Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Hutchy] #7557180
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If you got the hand strength to pull them apart it might work.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Boco] #7557181
04/13/22 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Boco
If you got the hand strength to pull them apart it might work.


Its not like I have anything to lose if I try and it doesnt work.

haha

Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Hutchy] #7557184
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Open the crop,one hand (thumb) on the inside of the back,and the other on the inside of the breast and pull apart.-Might work if they are small enough..Might help to wear work gloves if doing a bunch.


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Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Hutchy] #7557198
04/13/22 11:44 AM
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I think it is illegal to feed antibiotic to chickens. All should be antibiotic free.

Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Hutchy] #7557206
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my great grand parents owned a hatchery , they sold birds to the grocery store

11am the call came in with how many birds over the party line , there was always a bucket of water boiling on the stove , My grandpa talked about how his mother was the fastest hand chicken plucker you have ever seen.

boiling metal bucket of water , she would take the tin cups worth of cold well water from the hand pump to cool down the boil figure about 10-12 ounces then ring necks and get to plucking she would pull wing feathers then run then down her apron as she rubbed and pulled the feathers off get down to her knees back up and down one more time and it was a clean bird toss that in a big bowl and on to the next one from coming out of the water to naked bird he figured about 30 seconds. the driver from the store stopped and picked the cleaned birds up for delivery.

order in before 11am and fresh bird at your door by 2pm.

i built a tub style chicken plucker it does 2 birds in about 30 seconds if you have the scald right

chickens let go of their feathers when they are hot and wet , it releases them quite easily

he told me all this when I built my plucker , she had died when I was about 5-6 my great grandpa lived till I was about 20 and my Grandpa died in 2019


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Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7557547
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
my great grand parents owned a hatchery , they sold birds to the grocery store

11am the call came in with how many birds over the party line , there was always a bucket of water boiling on the stove , My grandpa talked about how his mother was the fastest hand chicken plucker you have ever seen.

boiling metal bucket of water , she would take the tin cups worth of cold well water from the hand pump to cool down the boil figure about 10-12 ounces then ring necks and get to plucking she would pull wing feathers then run then down her apron as she rubbed and pulled the feathers off get down to her knees back up and down one more time and it was a clean bird toss that in a big bowl and on to the next one from coming out of the water to naked bird he figured about 30 seconds. the driver from the store stopped and picked the cleaned birds up for delivery.

order in before 11am and fresh bird at your door by 2pm.

i built a tub style chicken plucker it does 2 birds in about 30 seconds if you have the scald right

chickens let go of their feathers when they are hot and wet , it releases them quite easily

he told me all this when I built my plucker , she had died when I was about 5-6 my great grandpa lived till I was about 20 and my Grandpa died in 2019




Good info and cool story too!

Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Hutchy] #7557548
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Well, that's it. 95 ish birds cleaned and in the freezer.


Went to work for 4 hours too.

I think I'm done doing things today lol

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Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Hutchy] #7557642
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Thanks Charles, most donít realize!

Good work Hutchy!

Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Hutchy] #7557892
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Originally Posted by Hutchy
Well, that's it. 95 ish birds cleaned and in the freezer.


Went to work for 4 hours too.

I think I'm done doing things today lol



I doubt you are having chicken for supper tonight after that!!


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Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Hutchy] #7557911
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Chicken liver make great catfish bait.

Did you have enough freezer bags ?

I always make sure there is a bottle of Crown Royal as bait for the helpers to come over.....and only when 3/4 done and a designated Driver to pick them up.
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Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Northof50] #7557920
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Originally Posted by Northof50
Chicken liver make great catfish bait.

Did you have enough freezer bags ?

I always make sure there is a bottle of Crown Royal as bait for the helpers to come over.....and only when 3/4 done and a designated Driver to pick them up.
Some wives hate me and love me that way.


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Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Redknot] #7557929
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Well, that's it. 95 ish birds cleaned and in the freezer.


Went to work for 4 hours too.

I think I'm done doing things today lol



I doubt you are having chicken for supper tonight after that!!



Ya, heck with that. I dont wanna see another chicken for a week. lol

Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Northof50] #7557930
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Originally Posted by Northof50
Chicken liver make great catfish bait.

Did you have enough freezer bags ?

I always make sure there is a bottle of Crown Royal as bait for the helpers to come over.....and only when 3/4 done and a designated Driver to pick them up.
Some wives hate me and love me that way.



Holy crap...i have tons of chicken livers now....and I am trying for channel cats this spring!!

sometimes I can be really stupid lol.



And I had enough, but only because some of the small ones fit two to a bag.

Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Redknot] #7557936
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You should have hollered for some help! Looks like a fun day,...Now get off the puter and get it finished!

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Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Hutchy] #7557941
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Originally Posted by Hutchy
Originally Posted by Northof50
Chicken liver make great catfish bait.

Did you have enough freezer bags ?

I always make sure there is a bottle of Crown Royal as bait for the helpers to come over.....and only when 3/4 done and a designated Driver to pick them up.
Some wives hate me and love me that way.



Holy crap...i have tons of chicken livers now....and I am trying for channel cats this spring!!

sometimes I can be really stupid lol.



And I had enough, but only because some of the small ones fit two to a bag.

Take all them hearts and fry them up in butter and garlic.Like eating candy.AND,,them wings are worth like $5 a pound now. smile


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Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Hutchy] #7557963
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Onion skin mesh bag to hold the livers and a 2 fist size clump, so only the big ones can get their mouth around it.
Go BIG bait
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Don't go out

Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Northof50] #7557984
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Originally Posted by Northof50
Onion skin mesh bag to hold the livers and a 2 fist size clump, so only the big ones can get their mouth around it.
Go BIG bait
or
Don't go out


And if you have any anise oil, you can soak some felt or flannel in it and add that to your hook with the liver...


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Re: Have my work cut out for me today [Re: Northof50] #7558078
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Originally Posted by Northof50
Onion skin mesh bag to hold the livers and a 2 fist size clump, so only the big ones can get their mouth around it.
Go BIG bait
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Don't go out


10-4.

But maybe i'll scale it back for the first few.

Ive never even caught ONE here yet. lol

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