The tilting bowl works in unison with the 12 bird stunner/bleeder CAT 63D and 200L scalding tank CAT 103-3. The scalded chickens are placed into stainless steel plucking bowl, whilst the plucker is running. The plucking time is about 50 sec, after which cold water valve on the bowl is opened for about 10 seconds and the feathers are flushed out. At the same time the chicken carcasses are scrubbed clean and cooled down. To eject the birds a lever on the side of the plucker is pulled to tilt the bowl allowing the birds to discharge below.