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What can you do with Feathers???

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Well I have a large collection of feathers. Ducks, goose, turkeys, peacocks and guineas.


What do you do with your feathers?? Ive put some in/on  my artwork.Ive thought about making earrins but...I want to do something cool with them, something that will last. So what do you do?

Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
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Mom and Slave to  2 Miniature schnauzers, One american bulldog, one super smart rabbit, Three geese, And 10 Muscovies.
Animals cant be just a Hobby. They're a Passion.
" 1, 2, 3, 4 - MARINE CORPS!" Ok, I know five comes after four. At least it did before I was a Marine LOL
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Sadly I havent taken photos but I have made some ROCKIN' wreaths!  I use the Christmas type wreath base you can get like at a Michael s type craft store (I have a big stash of these) and use all sorts of feathers, leftover leaves off other silk plants, maybe pine cones or nuts.  They are beautiful.  In addition you can glue in there some blown eggs.  How lovely for the door of a chicken woman such as yourself!  Remember...if you are adding large flowers or pine cones use ODD numbers, symmetry doesn't look natural.    Using long feathers or conical shaped flowers you can place uprights at 4 oclock and downward facing feathers at 5 oclock.  Work in little feathers heavily throughout the rest of the wreath all facing the same direction as each other (like all going clockwise)  We want photos of what you choose!

Mom to 4 boys, 2 horses, 3 dogs and 15  chickens and 6 guineas, 7 turkeys, 7 goats!  I'm thrilled to run a successful little venture called Tombstone Eggery & Aprons!
(not a showbird kinda girl...just wanna have a bouquet of birds and eggs(and goats, and horse...you get the idea!  LOL)

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Mom to 4 boys, 2 horses, 3 dogs and 15  chickens and 6 guineas, 7 turkeys, 7 goats!  I'm thrilled to run a successful little venture called Tombstone Eggery & Aprons!
(not a showbird kinda girl...just wanna have a bouquet of birds and eggs(and goats, and horse...you get the idea!  LOL)

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post #3 of 13

Earrings, Fly tying, . . . . And apparently Wal-Mart uses them for "fashionable" feathered boots.

Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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post #4 of 13

I made a gorgeous mask out of a bunch of pheasant feathers.  Sorry no pic.

Sadly at this time I have no chicks.    My family had to move and we could not bring them with us.  But I am hoping to get some chicks this spring. 

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Sadly at this time I have no chicks.    My family had to move and we could not bring them with us.  But I am hoping to get some chicks this spring. 

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post #5 of 13

I make them into jewelry.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/38307_img_0938.jpg

See more pictures here-

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=451972

~ Tricia~   Polish, Runner Ducks, Bantam Orpingtons NPIP# CA-340 

Feathers On The Ground

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~ Tricia~   Polish, Runner Ducks, Bantam Orpingtons NPIP# CA-340 

Feathers On The Ground

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post #6 of 13

I vote for fly tying! big_smile Many real works of art done by some people.

"If you want to be happy for a year, win the lottery. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, love what you do."
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
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"If you want to be happy for a year, win the lottery. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, love what you do."
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
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post #7 of 13

Extra long Saddle feathers are the new hair extension.
Much to the horror of the fly tying community, because its driving the prices up, but that is an option for some.
http://www.finefeatherheads.com/


Edited by PaulaJoAnne - 2/15/11 at 11:06pm
post #8 of 13

They are great combined with tar on chicken thieves...


or so I've heard. hide

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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. - Mark Twain

Whippoorwill Creek Farm, Glen, Mississippi

Hatching eggs, chicks and started birds available in season

 

 

My Barn and Coop Page

About Me

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post #9 of 13

My Wally World doesnt have feathered boots. sad  Someone post pics...are they like feather covered uggs??? I WANT!
I make earrings and dreamcatchers with mine...also tie to the end of windchime to pic up what little bit of a breeze (NOT) we have here in FL.

Owner of Redneck Chik'ns.  Serving the Tampa Bay Area with Backyard Chickens, purebred pullets and chicks!  AKC pugs and mini horses and chicken art avail. from time to time.  Personal interests are in Seramas, Sebrights, Mini RIRs, Turkens (NNs) and WLRC-WTB KO SHAMO and more SERAMAS, older hubby wanted, send pics of tools.  And I tell it like it is folks..no chicken diapers HERE! lol
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Owner of Redneck Chik'ns.  Serving the Tampa Bay Area with Backyard Chickens, purebred pullets and chicks!  AKC pugs and mini horses and chicken art avail. from time to time.  Personal interests are in Seramas, Sebrights, Mini RIRs, Turkens (NNs) and WLRC-WTB KO SHAMO and more SERAMAS, older hubby wanted, send pics of tools.  And I tell it like it is folks..no chicken diapers HERE! lol
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PS like your work Nosey!

Owner of Redneck Chik'ns.  Serving the Tampa Bay Area with Backyard Chickens, purebred pullets and chicks!  AKC pugs and mini horses and chicken art avail. from time to time.  Personal interests are in Seramas, Sebrights, Mini RIRs, Turkens (NNs) and WLRC-WTB KO SHAMO and more SERAMAS, older hubby wanted, send pics of tools.  And I tell it like it is folks..no chicken diapers HERE! lol
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Owner of Redneck Chik'ns.  Serving the Tampa Bay Area with Backyard Chickens, purebred pullets and chicks!  AKC pugs and mini horses and chicken art avail. from time to time.  Personal interests are in Seramas, Sebrights, Mini RIRs, Turkens (NNs) and WLRC-WTB KO SHAMO and more SERAMAS, older hubby wanted, send pics of tools.  And I tell it like it is folks..no chicken diapers HERE! lol
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