Why Cruelty Free Feathers? Well, have you thought about where the feathers you see on products or in packages at craft supply stores come from and how they are traditionally collected? Don't. It'll break your heart, like the first time you heard about where veal comes from. It is not pretty. .
We raise our birds in a clean, safe and friendly environment in one of the most rural counties of Virginia, USA. Ours is more of a hobby farm than a "real" farm. All of our birds get special attention daily as they roam around hunting bugs and scratching for goodies in their chicken yards full of trees, shrubs, fresh air and sunshine. They enjoy a healthy diet of insects and greens, chicken chow, left-overs from our kitchen and treats of cracked corn, oatmeal, garden fresh veggies and meal worms - just to name a few. Anyone who has been to our farm will tell you that our birds are spoiled rotten with love and care. Heck, we even let any of our "Special Needs" chickens live in the house when they are in need of extra special attention!
Our chickens and guineas molt in the fall and winter, dropping feathers at an amazing rate as their new winter plumage start coming in. During the molting season I gather the naturally molted feathers several times a day, trying to collect them before they get soiled. It takes a long time to build up an inventory of feathers by collecting like this, but this is really the only way to truly have cruelty free naturally molted feathers. So if you need naturally molted, cruelty free feathers, this is the place to be! We are also popular for our Cruelty Free Feathers feather dusters; not an easy product to find.
We clean our feathers throughout the year then sort, photograph, package and post them here for you! Many designers, artists and crafts people purchase our cruelty free feathers over and over from all around the globe. Not all countries allow the importation of feathers but most do. If you are not from the USA please contact us for customs and shipping information. Although we offer free shipping for domestic sales, we are obliged to charge a shipping fee for over-seas purchases.