cleaning wild turkey feathers for crafts : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

The subject line says it all. I have some wild turkey feathers I would like to use for crafts but do not know how to process them.

-- Gloria Mullins (, October 29, 2001


I used chicken feathers for cubscout crafts after putting them through the wash in a pillowcase(with bleach, as I recall). I then hung the pillow case on the line in the sun to dry, fluffing it up once in awhile.

-- mary (, October 29, 2001.

you can just spray it with a cheapo hair spray.

-- stan (, October 29, 2001.

Gloria, Here is how I clean the goose and chicken feathers I get from our feathered pets. Fill the kitchen sink up with warm water and a little bit of bleach. Let them soak for a few minutes, to kill any crawly critters that might be on them. Then I rinse the feathers, place them on a soft terry bathtowel and blot. Finally put the feathers in a mesh potato sack, and use my blowdryer to fluff them up. Works everytime.

-- Carol from Dixie (, October 29, 2001.

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