Been a while, but I am still planning and may have down-graded our plans to under 6 chickens and a coop which has the pen covered with a roof matching the pitch of the coop (colonial style) ANYWAY... I am wondering if anyone could help me with feathers?? As a side hobby I hand make pens (and personaly use fountain pens daily) but I want to use some feathers cast in acrylic resin to make the pen bodies. I am looking for some nice ones that are about 2" long or so, but they need smaller, not huge. Now I don't want anyone plucking... and I am not sure how easy it is to collect them, but I assume that feathers must abound in the coop, Right?? It would be great if someone could gather some here and there and mail me an envelope of them... I might even trade a pen made in this fashion if someone really has a good batch. I don't need boxes and boxes of feathers, but e-mail me and we can go fromt here. So that's my odd request for the day, shoot me an e-mail if you can help me out... This is not my pen, but desgined by a fellow pen turner and I want to give these a try..