Best plucking method for craft feathers?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Kiwibird, May 14, 2010.

  1. Kiwibird

    Kiwibird Chillin' With My Peeps

    206
    0
    119
    Jan 24, 2008
    NZ
    When I pluck chickens, I tend to damage the feathers so they lose their good looks. Can anyone who uses their feathers for crafts advise me about the plucking methods they use? I have to deal with a very pretty rooster today.
     
  2. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

    5,276
    33
    293
    May 5, 2007
    central maine
    Quote:I like the natural molt method myself
     
  3. Kiwibird

    Kiwibird Chillin' With My Peeps

    206
    0
    119
    Jan 24, 2008
    NZ
    Cool, but I don't think it's going to be doing very much natural moulting just after I persuade it not to crow before dawn in the suburbs in the time-honoured way!
     
  4. goldenluver

    goldenluver Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2009
    Springfield, Oregon
    skin it so you have time to remove those feathers, maybe you can swirl the skin part in the hot water so those feathers come out easy
     
  5. Kiwibird

    Kiwibird Chillin' With My Peeps

    206
    0
    119
    Jan 24, 2008
    NZ
    Thanks Goldenluver, I might give that a try.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by