Joel’s morning chores
Plant in a Box poultry processing unit with Blast cooler
Featherman Plant Day in the Life
One busy Covid day at Featherman
Schooner Assembly Step 6 Erecting Hoops
A sample from Brian Hilbert’s Prairie Schooner Assembly Video
Drums Of Death II
Dave Shields’ 18 Cone DIY kill station in action with 12-week old Freedom Rangers
Pastured Pullets on PasturedLife
Annuals Interseeded on N. Florida pasture, predator strategy
Drums of Death
Drums of Death, bleed station, poultry exsanguination, kill cone strategy, PastureLife Farm, Dave Shields
Guinea in Salinas
Poultry processing in Puerto Rico
PIB6 - 800 Spent Hens In PR
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Fiji Bound PIB
Puerto Rico Plant in a Box
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Local Spent Hens Outsell Imported Broilers
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Featherman Scalder XL at Sweetlove Farm
A short demo of Featherman's Scalder XL at Sweetlove Farm in Oskaloosa, Ks.
Joel Plugs PIB
Inspection averse Joel Salatin nonetheless plugs PIB
Polyface July 2018
Irrigated pasture has gone from 1 to 8% Organic Matter
Bound for Salinas, Puerto Rico to process Guineas and Quail
shrink bags video for website 480i
How to Shrink Bag poultry using Copper Tubing instead of making a cut in the bag by Jason Kable, Owner of Kable Tool & Engineering. Thank you Jason for your brilliant contribution on shrink bagging poultry.
Shifting Schooner R&D 2
Prairie Schooner shift with a light crank winch and Tee-post anchor. Is this concept viable? Requires a solid but portable anchor, a stabilizing sled for the winch and a larger winch with longer crank (raised off the ground). Danforth anchor has wrong angle, a pull pal earth anchor is too cumbersome. A toothed harrow anchor 2' x 2' might work if it can be manually pried out after anchoring. Let me know.
One man Chicken Shift with Tractor
Prairie Schooner shift with one person and light tractor. The chickens quickly learn to move into the fresh pasture. In this prototype Prairie Schooner, out of 300 birds that went on pasture at three weeks of age, we harvested 297.
Mock Chicken Fight in 6 week old birds
Natural behavioral expression is an indicator of health. We have observed young roosters just a little older than these leaping 3' into the air in their practice fights. It is also common to see chickens running the length of the pen just for the fun of it.
Shifting Schooner R&D
Prairie Schooner moves with light weight come-along. This is preliminary R&D with prototype 16 x 24' Schooner. Can a heavier come-along with a cheater move a 40' unit? Stay tuned!
Butcher Chicken by Hand using Featherman Pluck Kit
Learn how to process chickens by hand in your backyard using the Featherman Equipment Pluck Kit. These 3 tool are essential in making dispatching spent hens or processing your broilers by hand without a machine plucker a breeze. Watch as David Schafer hand pluck a cornish cross within 2 minutes. Purchase Kit Here: https://www.feathermanequipment.com/shop/accessories/featherman-backyard-pluck-kit/ Kit includes: Featherman Stainless Steel Chicken Kill Cone, Evisceration Shackles, Poultry Processing Boning Knife. Kill cone: Our Broiler Kill cones hold poultry 3 to 7 pounds dressed weight and is made of high-grade, 26 gauge 3042B mill-finish stainless steel with pre-drilled hole. Evisceration Shackles: Shackles hold the bird and can be hung anywhere and used for both plucking and evisceration. Also, keeps the chickens cleaner, let gravity do more of the work and give your back a break with shackles for evisceration. Made of All stainless Poultry Processing Boning Knife: Swiss made knife perfect for most operations in poultry processing. Used for Kill, Evisceration, and removing legs.
Featherman Equipment Chill Tank
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Featherman Equipment Lung Rake
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Featherman Equipment Water Nozzle
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Featherman Equipment Manual Dunker and Shackles Installation
Featherman Equipment Manual Dunker Set-up. The Featherman Manual Dunker makes easy work of dipping your poultry to get a thorough, even scald. The up-and-down action aids water penetration to loosen feathers. The unit mounts on the Featherman Scalder in about 5 seconds, locking into place. No tools are required. Great for Turkeys, Ducks, Chickens. https://www.feathermanequipment.com/shop/dunkers-shackles/dunker-shackles-combo/
Featherman Equipment Plucker Foot Switch Demo and Set-up Instructions
One toe tap turns on plucker and water spray for a timed cycle (adjustable from 20 seconds to 2 minutes). Simply plug plucker into pigtail, long cord into outlet, attach garden hose to switch box and short garden hose from switch box to plucker. A big time saver. Specify Pro or Turkey plucker. Product Link Featherman PRO XL Plucker:https://www.feathermanequipment.com/shop/accessories/plucker-foot-switch-turkey/ Product Link Featherman PRO: https://www.feathermanequipment.com/shop/accessories/plucker-foot-switch-pro-turkey/
Featherman Equipment Large Kill Stand with Turkey Cones
See how the Large Kill stand can be configured with Small Turkey cones. Product link: https://www.feathermanequipment.com/shop/kill-cones-kill-stands/kill-cone-stand-large-18-cone/
How to tie the new Featherman Equipment Poultry Processing Neoprene Apron
See a quick demonstration on how to tie the new Featherman Equipment neoprene apron. This poultry processing apron is perfect for people of all sizes and easily adjustable to provide a comfortable fit & full coverage around the chest and waist. Purchase here: https://www.feathermanequipment.com/shop/accessories/featherman-equipment-heavy-duty-processing-apron/
Feathers Off! "Life Requires Death" ~ Joel Salatin
"Everything is eating and being eaten...Don't think so: Go lie in your Garden." David Schafer and Joel Salatin are quite a duo. Feathers Off! Features some of their quotable quotes from the Featherman Equipment live chicken processing demos at Mother Earth News Fair. Belton, Texas. Have any 'rules to live by' or funny (pastured poultry specific or not) farming jokes or quotes you say often? Share them!
Feathers off! Comparing Pastured Poultry Farmers to "Nudist Buddhists"
Pastured Poultry Farmers aren't quite Nudist Buddhists...are they? David Schafer and Joel Salatin are quite a duo. Feathers Off! Features some of their quotable quotes from our live chicken processing demos. Have any 'rules to live by' or funny (pastured poultry specific or not) farming jokes or quotes you say often? Share them!
Featherman Equipment - Featherman Turkey Plucker at Cobb Creek Farm
Watch the Featherman Turkey Plucker pluck larger quantities of broilers at Cobb Creek Farm in Hillboro, Texas. This model is simply a larger version of the Featherman PRO except that it can pluck up to 75 pounds of poultry, including turkeys and larger quantities of chicken (8-10 broilers). You will see six 7 lb dressed weight broilers in this video which Cobb Creek has found to be an efficient quantity for their processing line. Notice the automatic water shut off valve with a foot switch which is an accessory that makes the process easier and less hand intensive. Find out more about our products and accessories at www.FeathermanEquipment.com
How to remove feathers from Pekin ducks and waterfowl using a plucker and duck wax
Watch a full demonstration of plucking feathers from waterfowl. See how to use the Featherman Pro plucker machine and Duck Wax & BW429 to effectively remove the feathers from a Pekin Duck & Khaki Campbell. Learn the best time to process duck with some simple tips and tricks.
How to use Shrink Bags for Processed Poultry - Chicken, Turkey & Gamebird
Featherman Equipment offers Poultry shrink bags which are are great for extending the storage and freezer life of your processed Chicken, Turkeys, and Gamebirds. See how quick & easy shrink bags work. Bags can be purchased here: http://featherman.net/others.html#shrinkbags
Featherman Equipment Large Rotary Kill Stand
Featherman Equipment's Large Rotary Kill Stand debut at Falling Sky Farm in Arkansas. The 18-cone kill station precedes an 8 - 10 scald station. Bleed out cones are adjustable in height and all blood is captured for a quick clean up. Also adapts to a 6-cone Turkey Kill Stand.
Daniel and Sheri Salatin Live Poultry Processing Demonstration at Mother Earth News Fair
Daniel and Sherri Salatin of Polyface Farms join David Schafer of Featherman Equipment at the Seven Springs, Pa. Mother Earth News Fair to demonstrate small scale, efficient poultry processing. A lot of laughs and a lot of great instructional video.
Using Evisceration Shackles to Process Poultry
Start to finish poultry processing demonstrating the use of evisceration shackles at Valley View Poultry Processing. A 20 second evisceration under inspection is completely broken down in slow motion with a play-by-play description.
Plant in a Box Poultry Processing Container
Plant in a Box by Featherman Equipment LLC is a turnkey poultry processing solution for 500-2000 birds per day processing. All within a shipping container, this micro-processing unit supports state or federal inspection. Designed by Featherman Equipment's David Schafer and Greg Gunthorp of Gunthorp Farms and USDA Processing.