Okay, I know this is carrying chicken trivia a bit far, but it's molt time in the top half of our world, and as I collect and dispose of what seems like tons of feathers, I was just sort of wondering how many I handle each fall. Of course, large breeds have more than bantams or standards, and feather-footed breeds have many more than all of them. My searches came up ambiguous. The most accurate guess was by someone who processes their chickens and they estimate an average per chicken of around 1500 by extrapolating how many their depluming tool removes in a second. I have 25 chickens and it sure seems like pounds of the stuff every day. I'm already yearning for molt to be finished. What's your guess? Has anyone got a better estimate?