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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:09 pm 
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I've been following a heart warming story on facebook of an Isa Brown. She is a tough 6 year old ex battery hen who has cancer and been on implants for the last year. She has a very special bond with her devoted owner. This lucky birdie has been to the beach and had her photo taken on Santas knee at Christmas (amongst many other adventures).
Due to her treatment she has feather loss and her owner came up with the brilliant idea of collecting the feathers of her much loved friend to make a dreamcatcher with them.
I thought this was a great idea (for those like me whose chooks are more than just pets). So I've started collecting feathers from my pen and my girls have been so obliging by moulting for me :-D

Here is what I have collected so far. I know which chickens most of these feathers have come from. For me it will be a special way to cherish the chooks I love so much.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:36 pm 
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What a beautiful way to commemorate their lives.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:07 am 
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What a sweet idea :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:18 am 
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That's a lovely idea :)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:33 am 
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i want to see one made up, please.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:13 pm 
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Ive collected so many more feathers. I have a basket full just from one silkie ! My light sussex also moulted to the point of being half bald. I think she wants to be a part of this :-D
I'm pleased to have collected some from my Isa Browns and New Hampshires too in the last few days. But I've told my Isas NO MORE feathers girls. They cant afford to lose any.
So Ive decided to make 2 dreamcatchers.
Grabby I will take photos of both once they're done. It might take me awhile I've got quite a collection.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:19 pm 
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Ok so my silkie dreamcatcher is done. It took me hours to do but I'm so pleased with the end result.
I bought this dreamcatcher off ebay and removed all the feathers. It took awhile as they were glued into the beads.
Then I sorted through all my silkie feathers (which were from 1 silkie !) and tried to match up similar size feathers, put dabs of glue on the tips and inserted them into the beads. My fingers were soon sticking to everything :roll:

I'm so happy to have this I cant stop looking at it !

Now I need to make my second dreamcatcher from Pekin feathers, Light Sussex, Campines, Silkies, Isa Browns and New Hampshires. ALL my girls wanted to be a part of this. Even my blue cuckoo rooster dropped some of his stunning, sweeping tail feathers for me.
After so much heartache last year, my girls have all done their utmost to bring me so much happiness :-D

(I didn't know how to reduce the size of the photo to give a better view)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:49 pm 
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It is lovely! Good on you for sticking with it ( :laughing :laughing :laughing )

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:36 am 
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Just WOW !

Gorgeous.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:49 am 
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That is just lovely , i can see a new career in the making

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:01 pm 
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Ok so my second dreamcatcher is complete.
This one is from my Pekins, Isa Browns and New Hampshires.
I have a basket full of feathers from my gold and silver Campines and from my Light Sussex. So they deserve a dreamcatcher each. :-D
Judging by the moulting going on in my pens I think my girls are preparing for a very cold winter.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:58 am 
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Very nice LMG ! , i like both of them , but especially the natural tones of the second dreamcatcher, they will look lovely hanging up in your home :-D


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:28 pm 
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Thanks angelcake yes they're both decorating my walls :-D
When I started collecting feathers for a few dreamcatchers I didn't realise I'd end up having enough to fill a doona :shock:
Here is a small sample of some of my collections.
Pretty feathers from my silkie pens ....

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:29 pm 
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Silver and Gold Campine feathers ...

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Love my girls - Silkies, Pekins, Campines, Light Sussex, Bantam Orpingtons, Isa Browns, New Hampshires
Silkie crosses, 8 roosters and forever in my heart my precious Thumbelina.


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:33 pm 
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Call me crazy or perhaps a little obsessed :laughing here is an assortment from my girls ...


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Love my girls - Silkies, Pekins, Campines, Light Sussex, Bantam Orpingtons, Isa Browns, New Hampshires
Silkie crosses, 8 roosters and forever in my heart my precious Thumbelina.


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