rooster died last night. can i harvest his feathers??>

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fmizula, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. fmizula

    fmizula Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my lovely rooster that i have been nursing for sometime now has passed in the overnight. i was wondering if i scortched his feathers would they still come out?? rigimortis has set in and im not sure if that will hold the feathers in as well. i have never taken feathers of a chicken before i just feel he was sooo pretty and id love to save his feathers and not make it so wasteful.

    felicia

    thanks
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Dip him in hot water to loosen up the feathers.
     
  3. fmizula

    fmizula Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. thanks. i did not know if it would still work after rigimortis has set in.
     
  4. sham30

    sham30 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] so sorry he did not make it - you could make a dream catcher with his feathers - sending a hug [​IMG]
     
  5. fmizula

    fmizula Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was actually thinking of that, as well as a head dress for my 3 year old nephew. also, i have seen girls with feathers in their hair lately and thought why not my own chickens? my DH thinks in crazy.
     

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