How to Build a Whizbang Chicken Plucker From a Washing Machine

By Brett Israel | November 17, 2009 1:26 pm

chicken-plucker-webWith Turkey Day right around the corner, you don’t want to be caught with an unplucked bird. And who has the money to buy a plucker?

The solution? Build a chicken plucker out of your washing machine!

From the Annals of Improbable Research:

A Whizbang plucker will pick the feathers off chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese in a matter of seconds. 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…. Commercial tub pluckers cost $2,000+ but this book tells the reader how to build a comparable unit for $500 or less.

A bizarre trend of DIY chicken plucker videos has emerged on YouTube. Must be the tough economy. WARNING: If you’ve never seen a chicken plucked, it may seem a little disturbing. The chicken is already dead, but still…

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Image: Whizbang Books

  • Zach Smith

    There are a lot of ways to recycle an old washing machine and this is only one of them. If you have an old washer drum, you can easily transform it into a glowing side table. Nobody will know it is made from an old washer drum. There are also new innovations today such as a washing machine attached to musical instruments to make the sound a lot more solid. A touch of creativity will help lessen garbage on the surface of the earth.

  • David Cohen

    Washing machines basically saves us time but the grade of work that they can provide is also amazing.
    There’s a clear distinction in a laundry made by washer when compared to a laundry done by using hands. The automation on the entire process results in amazing results in little or no time.
    God bless automation!

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  • Jackie the Dallas Handyman

    Hard times call for a bit of creativity and innovation in order to get by. This innovated “chicken plucker” is a great way to save money when compared to buying a new one. Living frugal and being practical are the two things we must consider doing if we want to get out of this crisis.


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