feather question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annie3001, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    Hello.
    not sure if this is the right placement of my question but here it go's:
    what do you all do with the extra feathers? do you crafty projects with them or trash em'?[​IMG]
     
  2. SassyT

    SassyT Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 17, 2009
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    Good Question. I have noticed a lot of feathers lately. Usually the dogs eat them but can we use them for stuff or should they be cleaned somehow.[​IMG]
     
  3. randomchick

    randomchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sep 3, 2009
    Prescott, Ontario
    My son likes to collect them, and try to make bird nests out of the feathers in the yard. Unsuccessful but very creative for a little guy.
     
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    if it wasnt raining today, i was thinking on collecting all the feathers , cleaning them and letting my 2 young kids do a crafty project with them.
    mine have them all over their run, i think they are molting. thats the correct word i think?[​IMG]
     
  5. tomato lady

    tomato lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My granddaughter is saving them for craft projects. She wants to make some silly clay chickens and use some for 3-5 tailfeathers, or 1 for a head feather. With some time and attention to detail these chickens could turn out cute.

    My hobby is sculpting so I have given her some direction in the past.
     

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