What to do and how to clean feathers/skins?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Barbedwirecat, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Barbedwirecat

    Barbedwirecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I processed roosters for the first time today and I plucked 2, but after realizing I don't have the scald water a proper temp or really know what I'm doing with it (and running back and fourth to the house) I decided it would be easier to skin them. Well---I'm crafty by nature and have a few people wanting feathers from me.

    What would be the best was to dry/prepare the skins? Inside/ outside? Do I tan them?

    How should I prepare the loose feathers (some still have a little skin attached and have a little dirt/blood on them)?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    idk about the skins. But my friends kids like to collect feathers and take home. I soak them in dawn for about an hour, then boil water take it off the heat and put the feathers in then after the water cools i set them out to let them dry. I have no idea if its the right way but i figure if the feathers had mites or lice on them that'd kill it "hopefully" .
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  3. Barbedwirecat

    Barbedwirecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks JeepGuy! I'm looking to try and sell these as a whole for Fly tiers and craft persons. Any other suggestions?
     

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