What can be made out of Duck Feathers?

Sep 2, 2018
Big Chimney, WV
My Coop
My Coop
Hi Friends,

it seems my ducks have started with their fall molt and all over the garden there are beautiful white feathers like these:

There will be a lot of feathers from my 17 Ducks, in many different colors…
Have you ever done or made something useful with your duck's feathers?
Other than enjoying a rare »snow storm« in September.

Isaac 0

6 Years
Jul 19, 2016
Do they actually rot? - They are the same material as our hair and fingernails, right?(Keratin)

"Bird feathers in compost break down relatively easily – they should break down totally within just a few months. The only real hazard is wind. Make sure to add your feathers on a day without wind, and cover them up with heavier material once you’ve added them to keep them from blowing everywhere. You can also soak them in water for a day beforehand both to weigh them down and jump start the decomposing process.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Can You Compost Bird Feathers: How To Compost Feathers Safely https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/composting-bird-feathers.htm"

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