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Poultry plucking gloves?

plucker assistance glovesMy Mom gave us these pet grooming gloves thinking we could try them out as chicken pluckers.

Today was retirement day for 7 chickens we picked out last night and I think the gloves decreased our processing time.

We first used the DIY low tech chicken plucker from last year for the primary pluck, and the gloves did well at getting spots that the board plucker missed.

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I find these "Ninja" gloves to be fantastic:

They're great as work gloves, and have lasted really well. They're rubberised, so when you're plucking wet chickens or ducks they really get a grip on the feathers. They're also tight-fitting, so you have the fine dexterity for picking individual feathers. Excellent for weeding too!

They only cost $10/pair here in Australia, so they're probably even cheaper in the US.

Comment by Darren (Green Change) Wed Jun 27 10:55:21 2012
Eric --- They do look interesting! Maybe we'll try that with our next round of broilers.
Comment by anna Wed Jun 27 18:53:29 2012

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