New Chicken Plucker, Making Noodles and Raviolis

Tuesday November 19, 2019 Guerneville CA.

Chicken plucker

I’d mentioned to my brother Tom that I’d buy his chicken plucker. He bought it new and never used it. I’ve been mostly skinning my chickens on butcher day but that meant I was wasting a lot of good skin and fat which is a big part of the chickens. And the hardest part of  butchering chickens is getting the feathers off no matter how you do it, unless you have a plucker machine.

Big box

So this morning I found this box in my driveway.`box


The plucker

Sure looks like a chicken plucker to me.fingers


I got the box off and it looks like a real nice plucker, really much more plucker than I need but I’ll take it. It does a couple birds in about thirty seconds, nice. With a faster way to pluck I also needed some more killing cones and he had those too. Now I have to peel all the white plastic protector stuff off the stainless steel and get it set up.
That should make short work of he six or so chickens I do at a time.plucker


Home made noodles and raviolis

Dominique, Mary Jane and Tom where making raviolis today. I had a big pot of chicken broth so I thought it’d be a good time to make some noodles for chicken soup as they had a roller to roll out the dough so all I had to do was make the dough and cut the noodles which I did but forgot to get pictures as I worked away.

Tom rolled out  my dough for me and I was done in no time. I gave them each some of my noodles.

Ravioli makers

They were working right next to me on the ravs.

Here they are working away, making the ravsraves


They keep the not so good ones in the bowl and cook them up for lunch.stuff


Here’s Dominique pulling out the sheet of dough.sheet


Applying the filling.making


Dominique spreads out the filing while Mary Jane cuts them out.cooks


They have a hand roller that forms the ravs and then a little wheel that cuts them out which is being done here.cutitng


Chicken noodle soup

I took my noodles and went on home and cooked some up to start my chicken noodle soup. Yummy.

Other than that I didn’t do much today. My chickens always line up late in the day to get out to graze.
They really look forward to that.chickens


The sun was out and it was a bit windy and the wind is supposed to increase some more in the next day but it is still nice out.

That’s it for another  nice day. Yummy on the chicken soup, I have a big pot that should last several days or more.

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2 Responses to New Chicken Plucker, Making Noodles and Raviolis

  1. Upriverdavid says:

    Your plucking machine looked like a new washing machine when I 1st saw it….As Patsy said, I too never heard of or seen……
    What do you do?..Here chic-chic, want to go on a circus ride?…Don’t tell any of them I said that….;+)……….

  2. Patsy Irene says:

    Congratulations on the new chicken plucker. It looks fancy, like something I’ve never seen before (or heard of).
    Love how the chickens line up along the fence like that.
    Best of all, I liked seeing how the ravioli is made. Looks like a fair bit of equipment required. Your soup is probably delicious!

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