Making a feather pillow

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChickieBooBoo, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    How big of a pillow can you make with the feathers of 10 large sized ducks (pekins, rouens)
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    You must remember to only use the soft under down feathers for pillows and such, any other kind may be not what you call comfortable.
     
  3. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! I was on there for 13 seconds and thought it would drive me batty!
     
  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:Yeah, I got it all seperated. I think I need some more ducks lol
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Goose down is the preferred down to use, you also have to clean it very well.
     
  6. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm collecting cast off feathers from my two boys. It might take forever but I am determined. I figure if you use a REALLY tight thread count fabric, feathers might make it crunchy but at least they wont stab ya.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When I raise some rouens for my moms freazer, im gonna try and make her a pillow for her birthday.
     
  8. jenny_kap

    jenny_kap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i collected the feathers from all my ducks (70) and i want to make a blanket for my daughter. i saw one like that in hungary, at my cousin house. they are wonderful!!!!!
     
  9. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alot of the old feather pillows had a 'core' of feathers surrounded by down/very fine feathers. A pure down pillow offers almost no head or neck support and you have to fluff the heck out them every morning to get them back to a pillow shape. Down blankets are a different story.~gd
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    So I am interested in how to prep and clean the feathers and anything else you might have to do, I think I heard from a older German woman that it does take allot of work to get the pillow just right............................ so how are you doing yours.
     

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