what to do with feathers?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by blondi61189, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. blondi61189

    blondi61189 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, my hubby and I processed two of our roos on Sunday and saved just about everything but the feathers and unedible guts yuck hahaha I make stock ,blood meal and bone meal and am wondering...ia there anything I can do with the feathers? Can they be composted? We have 25 red rangers coming the first week of September so I wanna be prepared and have some ideas for when we process them. Thanks
     
  2. phalenbeck

    phalenbeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Run them over with the lawn mower on a windy day.
     
  3. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Compost, but don't expect them to break down terribly quickly.
     
  4. ILikeBirds

    ILikeBirds Out Of The Brooder

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    This isn't a bad idea at all! Just make sure the winds blowing towards your neighbors lawn.

    Alternativly, some fly fishing shops might take them, but they mostly only buy when they are attatched to the pelt. It's worth a shot though. Fly fisherman make their own flys using the feathers.
     
  5. blondi61189

    blondi61189 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the ideas !!
     

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