A thought came to me yesterday while I was cleaning up the processing equipment a second time. Has anybody ever used one of those little firehose type hose end fittings to take feathers off a bird? These are the kind that direct the water into a fine 1/4" jet of water, perfect for cleaning the driveway, etc. I know the feathers just about fall off after a good scald, and thinking about the abrasive nature of water in a tight stream, have any of you ever done it? I use a hose to take scales off salmon, maybe I'll have to give it a shot.