Homemade scalder

Discussion in 'Meat Chickens' started by Longyearfarm, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Longyearfarm

    Longyearfarm New Member

    Hello all. I'm new to this forum, but I've been gathering information from this site for some time now. I'm in the process of building a scalder for my chickens and turkeys to speed up the butchering process. I'm looking for any comments or concerns with my idea.

    Here it is: I have a 4'H x 23" round stainless steel tank. The tank has a 3/4" drain on the bottom. Also, it has a set of hard rubber wheels and a handle, so that it could be moved like a dolly. I have a 220V Ranco ETC that will control dual 4500 watt heating elements. The elements will be protruding up from the bottom of the tank. I have a (heavy gauge)stainless screen that sits on the bottom, protecting any thing from touching the elements.

    At this point in writing this it occurred to me that I should probably post some pics. I'll work on that. This project isn't complete, so is there any input from the experts??

  2. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

    Talk to the Buckeye folks. They know a lot about this. Good luck!