We do love our Chickens!

spr1975wshs

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So many of the people with chickens have them as livestock as a source of food but some of us have them as PETS. Yes that's right pets. I do love my chickens and I would absolutely do exactly the same thing if a fox was chasing my chickens! If I remember correctly this was a local lady in Maryland. This video is hilarious.

Nude woman runs outside to save her chickens from a fox.
I have a friend in NH who keeps fancy breeds of chickens as pets, and also heritage breeds for eggs and meat.
 

ArkRescue

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I have special breeds also and use the sales to help the rescue.
 

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PrchJrkr

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PS - how do I find buyers for the feathers? Advertise in the Classifieds?
To be brutally honest, collecting feathers for sale to fly tyers isn't really a very lucrative business venture. The suppliers I've bought from sell patches of feathers with some still attached to a patch of skin. I've never seen individual feathers offered. If you want to get an idea, look online at the offerings and compare pricing.

 
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PrchJrkr

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I'm happy to collect feathers to sell to help with the rescue expenses.
On the other had, if you gather some volunteer feathers that have a certain pattern or color that catches your eye, they make great earrings when paired with .925 settings. Maybe do a consignment with someone who has a storefront at a farmers market.
 

ArkRescue

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On the other had, if you gather some volunteer feathers that have a certain pattern or color that catches your eye, they make great earrings when paired with .925 settings. Maybe do a consignment with someone who has a storefront at a farmers market.
I would need to learn how to do it (jewelry part) but that sounds like a grand idea! I even know a lady who is knowledgeable that might be able to guide me in making them.
 

ArkRescue

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To be brutally honest, collecting feathers for sale to fly tyers isn't really a very lucrative business venture. The suppliers I've bought from sell patches of feathers with some still attached to a patch of skin. I've never seen individual feathers offered. If you want to get an idea, look online at the offerings and compare pricing.

oohhh you're right, I just looked online. Even Amazon is selling feathers 100 pieces for $7.99. I am not bending over 100 times to pick up feathers for even $10. I'll look into the jewelry aspect with regard to earrings. I am saving my Amazon parrot feathers to make a wreath similar to this one. The feather wreaths sell for a good amount but I will likely keep it as it will take years of feathers to make even a small one.
 

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Kyle

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I'm still thinking about the story that Fox is telling his friends while knocking back a few in the Den.
 

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One of my niece-in-laws has a similar fancy chicken. Hers is more of an amber color.
 

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The ones with the curly feathers (frizzle) need extra help to stay warm in Winter.
My nephew Greg built a coop for Ashley's fancy birds, which is weather tight and has a feather safe heating system.
They live in Worcester, MA.
 
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