Forgive me if this is in the wrong area of the forum, I'm a bit new, but it seemed to be the best place. I'm wondering about removing a feather or two from a chicken and if this feels the same as one of us plucking a hair, or if it is all together much more serious. I see feathers laying around and I see them come off birds here and there but I don't seem to find the lovely, long neck hackle feathers that I use to tie jigs and wet flies. I certainly would hate to cause my ladies any harm, but am wondering if there is a quick, relatively painless way to get a few feathers? Said feathers can be quite pricey at the fly tying shop.