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Composition of hen feathers

🐔 Hen feathers, like those of all birds, are composed of keratin, the same protein that makes up our nails and hair. They are divided into several parts:

  • Shaft: The central stem that supports the feather.
  • Calamus: The base of the shaft that inserts into the hen's skin.
  • Barbs: The fine and flexible branches that extend from each side of the shaft.
  • Barbules: The tiny hooks that connect the barbs together, creating a flat and waterproof surface.

Verified sourcing

🐔 Our small team based in our workshop in Angers sources French hen feathers and works with partners who respect the animal. Moreover, if you own hens, do not hesitate to contact us, we are always looking!

Order preparation

🐔 Each order on our site is carefully prepared by our team. We check each hen feather one by one in your shipment to ensure the best quality. Defective hen feathers are automatically set aside.

Different breeds of hens

🐔 There are over 1,000 breeds of domestic hens, each with its own characteristics, including color and type of plumage. Among the most popular breeds are:

  • Red hen: The most common breed, known for its light brown plumage and red eggs.
  • Plymouth Rock hen: A robust breed with barred black and white plumage.
  • Leghorn hen: A prolific layer with white plumage.
  • Brahma hen: A giant breed with dense and fluffy plumage.
  • ...

Colors of feathers

🐔 Hen feathers, like pheasant feathers or duck feathers, can come in a wide variety of colors, depending on the breed of the hen. The main colors include:

  • White: The most common color.
  • Black: An elegant color often associated with robustness.
  • Beige: A common color with many different shades.
  • Red: A bright and attractive color.
  • Blue: A rare and sought-after color.

Uses of hen feathers

🐔 Hen feathers can be used for various purposes, including:

  • DIY and artistic: Ideal for all artistic creations!
  • Crafts: Feathers can be used to create jewelry, clothing, decorations, and paintings.
  • Stuffing: Down feathers can be used to stuff pillows, quilts, and winter clothing.
  • Fishing flies: Feathers are used to create realistic fishing flies.
  • Fertilizer: Feathers can be composted and used as natural fertilizer.

🐔 Hen feathers are fascinating and versatile structures. They are an important part of a hen's identity and serve many vital functions. In addition to their natural beauty, hen feathers can be used for various creative and practical purposes.

Frequently asked questions about our hen feathers

1. Where do your hen feathers come from?

Our hen feathers come from local farms in France. We ensure that the hens are raised outdoors and under ethical conditions.

2. What are the different colors of feathers available?

We offer a wide range of feather colors, including: white, black, brown, red, blue, grey, and more. Availability depends on our stock. You can also find feathers with natural patterns and color variations.

3. What are the sizes of feathers available?

We offer feathers in various sizes, ranging from a few inches to several dozen inches. Hen feathers are generally small. You can choose the size that best suits your needs.

4. How can I clean hen feathers?

Hen feathers can be gently cleaned with mild soapy water. Let them air dry and do not put them in the dryer. They can also be "reshaped" by steaming them to make them more flexible.

5. What are the uses of hen feathers?

Hen feathers can be used for many creative applications, such as creating jewelry, clothing, decorations, paintings... They can also be used for stuffing pillows, quilts, and winter clothing, or for fishing. The ideas are endless!

6. How can I place an order?

You can place an order directly on our website authenticfeathers.com. We offer international delivery options.

7. What payment methods are available?

We accept payments by credit card, PayPal, and installment payments with our partner Alma.

8. What should I do if I am not satisfied with my order?

If you are not satisfied with your order, you can contact us within 30 days of receipt to obtain a refund or exchange (subject to the return of feathers).

Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.

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