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~Rae

 

2 Bengal cats (indoors) 15 hens (9 leghorn crosses, 3 dominikers, 2 dom/buff orp, 1 dom/RIR), 3 roosters (leghorn cross), and waiting on 30 buff orp chicks

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~Rae

 

2 Bengal cats (indoors) 15 hens (9 leghorn crosses, 3 dominikers, 2 dom/buff orp, 1 dom/RIR), 3 roosters (leghorn cross), and waiting on 30 buff orp chicks

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Originally Posted by AthenasOwl View Post

What "I" do is hand wash in Woolite (Tried using blue Dawn and the feathers seemed like there was a film left on them).  I rinse well, and then I use the hair drier one by one to form each feather and dry them fully.  It is time consuming, but the feathers come out clean, SOFT, and look like they originally did on the bird!
Simply put them in a plastic zip bag and keep in the freezer for 2weeks, no need to wash them freezing gets ridd of mites etc. I've been doing this for 10 years and have some exotic feather collection and no deterioration of the feathers.
Edited by Tillicans - 1/24/17 at 9:24am
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