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[Cob] Chicken feathersBill Christensen billc_lists at greenbuilder.com
Sun Jan 4 19:59:32 PST 2009
At 5:55 PM -0800 1/1/09, Luanna Dycus wrote: >Hi all, > >I saw something interesting on Bill Nye (green channel). Someone is >using chicken feathers to make backer boards for computer circuit >boards using soy resin as a binder. They said that USA produces 2 >billion pounds of feathers going to landfills per year. My thought >was how to use them for insulation. Any ideas? it's been done - as others have mentioned, quilts and pillows have long been made with feathers of various foul. For those that remember the (supposed) origins of the band name The Crickets from the movie The Buddy Holly Story, the boys were practicing/recording in the garage or some such outbuilding, which was insulated with chicken feathers. A cricket was hiding in them and they could hear it on the tapes. In the movie I think I remember them pulling off the chicken wire which was holding the feathers in place in order to chase the little guy down. I don't know what kind of practical considerations there would be with using feathers. As others mentioned, they might harbor unwanted critters or pathogens. They might also be real nasty if they got wet. You'd have to ask elsewhere for answers to those kinds of questions. -- Bill Christensen <http://greenbuilder.com/contact/> Green Building Professionals Directory: <http://directory.greenbuilder.com> Sustainable Building Calendar: <http://www.greenbuilder.com/calendar/> Green Real Estate: <http://www.greenbuilder.com/realestate/> Straw Bale Registry: <http://sbregistry.greenbuilder.com/> Books/videos/software: <http://bookstore.greenbuilder.com/>
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