Does anyone do anything interesting with feathers the chickens lost?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by buckbeak, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have lost some really nice feathers & my kids started saving them. We only save the really nice ones- not dirty, etc. I have them in a ziplock bag! Does anyone make wreaths, or do anything with their chicken's feathers?
    Thanks!
    Carol
     
  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    If you find something to do with them let me know, I have some really nice looking Guinnea feathers grey with white spots. Right now I just toss them in the trash.



    P.S. ever eat at the Italian Restuarant in the Clock Tower plaza. next ot goodwill. They have the best stuffed pizza
     
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  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I plan on using our nice feathers, that I'm gathering up, to decorate dried gourds with.

    I've also made a "floral" arrangement (for a friend) using peacock feathers (given to us by another friend). Will take a pic tomorrow and post it here.

    Dawn
     
  4. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen a picture frame with chicken feathers on it and it was really pretty.

    jackie
     
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Making pillows for example is really becoming a lost art. Simple things like a head band on a nice hat are beautiful and simple and are often done yet. Seems like maybe their was a article in backyard poultry magazine about using lost feathers.

    bigzio
     
  6. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All!
    Dawn- yes, let's see pics! I also have gourds growing all over the place!

    mdbucks- Antonios! Sure! My daughter's friend works there! What brings you to beautiful downtown Morgantown, PA?

    bigzio- I had thought about pillows for the smaller silkie feathers, but some of the bigger ones are so pretty that it seems like they should go in a wreath or something.

    Jackiedon- picture frames sound cool too!
     
  7. imloulou

    imloulou Out Of The Brooder

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    My kids stick the feathers in the door screen of the coop. (and now my husband and I do this too [​IMG] ) They do not fall out. This is not a way to preserve them but we love this...the feathers blow in the wind and are beautiful:

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    Lisa
     
  8. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that's fun! We could do that too!
     
  9. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathers on the coop door is so pretty, great idea
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I've been saving them because I thought they were just too pretty to toss, though I haven't got a clue what to do with them yet.
     

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