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Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 16 7:12 am    Post subject: Feathers  Reply with quote    

I have an old feather duvet with a hole in it.
Before I throw it out, is there any use for the feathers?
Should I perhaps put some out for the wildlife to use for nests or do they generally prefer their own?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33033
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 16 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dug in around fruit trees and bushes etc they work well as slow release nitrate booster compost.

a duvet makes a useful pad under collapsed chair cussions

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7153
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 17 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Patch the hole.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 4288
Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 17 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Any use for an animal rescue place at all?

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 17 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
Any use for an animal rescue place at all?


Re-feathering bald ducks?

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8923

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 17 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Possibly not Sean.

You could either patch the hole or put it in a new cover. If it is too far gone generally, as the others suggest. If you use the feathers outside make sure they are well buried or it will look like a ducks graveyard.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8405
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 17 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bag the feathers & sell them in small quantities on fleabay.

Bound to be crafters in need of stuffing.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 3138
Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 17 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Has anyone got any spare tar?

Henry

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33033
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 17 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

give me a couple of days

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8923

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 17 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, get it from our charcoal kiln. All woods produce some tar and if we don't do a long burn we get left with some.

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