Poultry Processing Unit

Small-Scale Poultry Processing Equipment Available for Rent

Small-scale poultry processing equipment is available to rent from the Pierce Conservation District. Please see the Covid-19 Equipment Rental Updates page for important information.

Both chicken and turkey units are available, however the turkey unit requires a 220 volt outlet.


  • $40 per day 
  • $75 for the weekend
  • $40 refundable cleaning deposit is required.
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From Featherman Equipment Company, this system is user friendly, makes processing delightfully speedy, and is simple to transport. Equipment available for rent includes the Featherman PRO Plucker, Scalder, Dunker, Shackles, Kill Cone Stand, and 8 Broiler or Turkey Cones. 
Reserve a Poultry Unit Today
Please see the Covid-19 Equipment Rental Updates page for more information on making reservations.

Borrowers Will Need to Provide:

  • Access to a power source for plucker plug-in
  • Buckets
  • Chill Tanks
  • Knives
  • Meat Storage Bags
  • Propane for Heating Scald Water
  • Scrubbing Brushes for Clean Up
  • Water Hose
The borrower will also need a small truck or vehicle large enough to transport equipment and a helper to load equipment into vehicle at time of pick up and drop off.

No More Plucking

One of the best attributes of the Featherman system is no more hand plucking! The Featherman PRO Plucker is a plastic cylinder, resembling a washing machine basin with a spinning bottom. The sides and bottom of the plucker are lined with rubber fingers. Birds freshly dunked in scald water go directly into the plucker and feathers come off in seconds. For more information on how this equipment works, visit Featherman’s website for great demonstration videos.

This equipment makes it possible to process anywhere from a small backyard flock of 5 birds to up to 200 birds an hour, depending on skill level and number of helpers.


Plan ahead and make reservations to rent in advance. At this time, we are suspending rentals to those outside Pierce County. This may be updated to include out of county rentals once we are in Phase 4. Check back for updates.  A similar program has proven very popular in Mason County, where poultry processing equipment has been available for rent from the Small Farms Program, which is run jointly by the Mason Conservation District and Washington State University. The Thurston and King Conservation Districts also offer poultry processing equipment for rental. To make a reservation for the poultry unit, please fill out a reservation request form.  

More Information

For more information or to schedule a rental, contact Carly at the Pierce Conservation District at 253-845-9770.