Feathers feathers lots of feathers

Discussion in 'Quail' started by GBov, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As we are now eating quail once a week or so I seem to be stock piling feathers. They are just too pretty to throw away!

    I now have a couple of bags of mixed feathers in the freezer. Quail, rooster, chicken, turkey and duck.

    Hubby is beginning to think I'm a bit odd (well, odder than usual that is [​IMG] ) but I just cant seem to throw them away.

    Do any of you do anything interesting with your feathers?
     
  2. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have made earrings out of feathers before.. Another thing you could try, offer them for sale or give away to ferret owners. You can put them in a dry kiddie pool and the ferrets have a ball playing in them
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Might make a good pillow, or jacket stuffing. You could also try to use it asbedding for a drop pan or something.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Tie Flies..... Many Folks Tie Their Own Fly Fishing Lures (called Flies) You Can List Them On Ebay For This Purpose And Sell Them [​IMG]

    If You Pinnion Wings You Can Dry Out The Wing Tips And Sell Them As Dog Training Aids As Well... [​IMG]
     
  5. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crappie Jigs [​IMG] .............. The #1 Crappie lake in the nation is right here in my back door (literally). Crappie fishin' has been a passion of mine for over 30 years, and I tie my own jigs with everything from Buck Tail to Christmas Tree tinsel. The Bobwhite feathers with the stripes in them make a bomb of a jig [​IMG]
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you may could sell trade them to trappers in your area they add a lot of eye appeal to a "set" when trying to trap predators
     
  7. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, flyfisherman or crafters might buy them from you. Worth a shot.
     
  8. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all so much for the ideas!

    I always thought fly tiers wanted things like jungle foul hackle feathers, not just ordinary feathers, no mater how pretty they are?
     

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