sterilizing feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by banditgin, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. banditgin

    banditgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a way to sterilize feathers? for art projects and such
     
  2. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've wondered this same question. I have a 10 month old Grandaughter and another on the way....so I've been thinking I'd like to save some feathers or let them hold them, but not sure about the germs etc.

    I've wondered about spraying with Lysol or a disinfectant lightly....
     
  3. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. just goo

    just goo New Egg

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    Ok, sorry to revive the dead thread, but this link was dead...
    ...our three year old has taken a liking to collecting the feathers and my wife and I were wondering how clean they are and how to clean them? Any thoughts?
     
  5. just goo

    just goo New Egg

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    Thanks! Very helpful indeed! You know I never even thought about the dust on the feathers... How harmful d'ya think residual DE on dropped feathers is to a 3-year old?
     

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