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Down feathers?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by rdilbarova, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. rdilbarova

    rdilbarova Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just watched an awful PETA video on how down is collected- I do not own anything that is down at the moment, nor will I in the near future after that.

    Anyway, I was wondering if it is possible to collect down in a humane way that does not involve ripping it out of the flesh of a goose? I feel like the answer to this is no, since waiting for it to fall out by itself will just mean it will get pooped up, right? I just have to ask though.
    And I do not mean to ask this in an industrial, 'let's reorganize our down production' sense. Just me collecting some feathers for a comforter or something.

    And this is a 'just wondering' question- I have 10 chickens right now and do not plan to get geese for a while.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    You may find your answer here, I haven't read this just remembered someone posting about this..
     
  3. rdilbarova

    rdilbarova Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That actually did help a lot, thanks!
     

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