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Fri 15-Nov-13
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I find it easiest to pluck straight after dispatching while they are still warm before the body fats start solidifying.

once the bird is cold, there is no chance of plucking without ruining the skin.

My turkeys last year I dipped into very hot water immediately after killing and even then the wing feathers needed pliers.

If I agree with you, then we would both be wrong. 

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Also known as forest gardening, because you have a layer of trees (often nitrogen fixing such as Italian alder), fruit and nut trees, an under layer of shrubs, and clearings for veg, with as much as possible being perennial. Martin Crawford has written a book on it, and we had a tour of his land a couple of years ago. It was fascinating!

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I think my distaste of pliucking has to do with my childhoodwink

 When we were kids money was scarce and my mam earned a bit extra by selling geese at Christmas. I remember the smell of wet feathers, the stress, 20 dressed geese laid out in the best room. When the last one was taken we then got about decorating and heating the room, getting in the Christmas tree and onto the celebration. I swore , when I grew up, I would never have poultry as a business

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My father felt the same about raising poultry - the family  raised turkeys, pheasants, geese, ducks hens etc (his mothers business and hence separate from his fathers partnership farming with his brothers) the long corridor in their home would be full of birds at Christmas and the workshop would be full of feathers. Once she had died he never kept another bird and didn't regret it for a second.

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Oh I am pleased I am not the only one ;-)

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This appears to be a very worthwhile initiative.

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Thanks Danny, have signed up. Remains to be seen how good it is!

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