What to do with all the feathers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SproutGirl, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. SproutGirl

    SproutGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, what does everyone do with all of their chicken feathers? I've entertained my house cats with them, but there are only so many cat toys that you can make. So, I'm wondering if anyone has come up with something useful and creative to do with all of these wonderful feathers! [​IMG]
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Masquerade masks [​IMG]
     
  3. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can we make our own feather dusters? Seems like it should be easy and nothing picks up dust like feathers . . .
     
  4. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I collect all the nice clean ones, and then if we're ever giving eggs away i give them a feather of the hens that laid the eggs, too [​IMG]
     
  5. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
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    My six year old daughter is all over that! She usually collects all the feathers and then tries to match them up with the chickens. It's the simple things...
     
  6. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you might want to offer some on craigslist or ebay for those guys who make their own lures for fly fishing.
    they use lots of feathers for the lures, all differant types and sizes.
    we did a small zip-lock snackbag size (like you'd put 4-5 Oreo's in) for 2.00 a bag at a local sportsman swap meet - sold out in two hours!!
     
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Stuff a pillow.
    Tickle your SO while he/she is trying to nap.
    Till them into the garden,
     
  8. SproutGirl

    SproutGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Fly lures are a great idea! I live in Western Montana where fliy fishing is practically required of all residents. I've been wanting to take it up, although I've doubted whether or not I could kill and gut the fish myself.

    Of course, tickling a napping spouse sounds like an excellent use for a chicken feather . . . Yes indeed!
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    Last edited: Jun 19, 2008

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