Feather Round-up

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KrisanneE, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. KrisanneE

    KrisanneE New Egg

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    This sounds really stupid. I live in a windy area. When my hens molted last fall it looked like a feather quilt exploded. They are all over!. Does anyone have a creative solution for getting this mess out of the nearby grass areas? Raking was a loss - they stick in the grass!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    And why are feathers around a problem?
     
  3. KrisanneE

    KrisanneE New Egg

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    The big, long ones are sharp (I have Guineahens) and my vet has cautioned that my golden retriever should not eat them as they pose a puncture hazard. Unfortunately she always seems to find them before I do!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Oh, yikes, yeah that's a good reason...
    .....you're probably going to have to pick them up by hand if a rake doesn't work.

    Was thinking maybe lawn mower with bag....but that might leave shards.
    ...or leaf vacuum, but that probably wouldn't get big ones, or they'd clog the vacuum.
     
  5. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A backpack leaf blower/vacuum would work. Just walk around the yard and suck them up. Empty the bag and you're done.
     

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