The tub is 20″ in diameter. I have plucked a large duck which I would consider the size of a wild goose. I also attempted a wild turkey. My findings are as follows. Waterfowl such as geese and ducks have LOTS of oil on their feathers. Therefore the oil needs to be cut with dish soap or some kind of detergent. As you process more and more birds the oil will build up in your plucking operation. Therefore soap may need to be added several times. Geese and ducks seem to hold their feathers especially on their chest and groin area. So, when scalding a goose or duck you will need to test the feathers in the areas that hold the feathers the tightest. Keep in mind that waterfowl floats like a cork in water so you need to push the birds under the water with a stick. Geese and ducks can be done but they are not as straight forward as chickens. I’ve plucked one wild turkey and it was a monster at over 12 lbs. Eventually the feathers came off but we needed to make several attempts. Usually you shoot a turkey with bird shot or a bow. Unless you hit the bird in the head there will be tears in the skin. The plucker will want to continue to tear the skin so keep that in mind. Long legs and long wings are the biggest obstacle of all of the birds mentioned. Chicken are round and roll easily. Geese, Ducks, and Turkeys have long appendages. So, when plucking these birds you will need to cut off the wings and legs as close to the meat as possible before plucking. The way that I view this plucker is that it is excellent for chickens and anything else that I can squeeze though it is just bonus.
Biggest size we have done is a duck! but it’s bettter not use to plucking duck over 10kg every time.
Unscrew the other half of the switch from the drum. I believe the white plastic piece (which you can discard) is just for storage until you assemble the magnetic switch together and bolt on. Test the switch before you bolt on to the stand below. When the magnets touch it will complete the circuit for the switch to turn on.
I don’t think a 40+ lb turkey would fit in this model. It’s better to choose 50+ There is a larger model for turkeys and large fowl. I can put 2 chickens in this one, but no more than that.
I understand that ducks should be processed at 7 wks to avoid pin feathers. Which these pluckers will not remove. And we advice use our new EASY1, Portable Small feather plucker.
It should work as long as you’re careful not to over scald the carcass.
It could handle a turkey! We did 2 Cornish cross together and coulda likely put a 3rd in with zero issue.