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What's the most effective way of getting feathers

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dulcefarniente Fri 25-Mar-16 08:58:05

Off carpet? Come down to another bird massacre - how do you all get rid of the feathers?

thenewaveragebear1983 Fri 25-Mar-16 08:59:04


cozietoesie Fri 25-Mar-16 09:09:08

Hand pick the bigger bits and then a hoover.

cozietoesie Fri 25-Mar-16 09:12:56

The biggest mess I ever had was actually out on a lawn - and that was a predator bird strike and not a cat. That was a hand pick and then leave the smaller stuff for the wind and the lawnmower.

dulcefarniente Fri 25-Mar-16 09:14:51

My hoover is just sending clouds of feathers into the air and the nozzle doesn't seem that effective. Does damping the feathers down work?

marmaladegranny Fri 25-Mar-16 09:38:58

I think damping down feathers may help - distant memories of grandmother damping them down when replacing ticking on feather pillows and plucking pheasants!

cozietoesie Fri 25-Mar-16 11:48:22

Is the Hoover actually working properly? It sounds as if the nozzle/tube is jammed with something at least - it shouldn't be blowing them around.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 25-Mar-16 16:05:25

You need a Miele cat and dog vacuum. They have a powerful suck on them.

Your vacuum sounds like it's broken.

dulcefarniente Fri 25-Mar-16 18:27:42

I'll check it out - my hoover is a pet one.

cozietoesie Fri 25-Mar-16 19:48:37

It sounds as if it's blowing and not sucking. Aren't there some models that you can actually make do that eg to inflate things? (Perhaps I dreamed that. grin)

dulcefarniente Sat 26-Mar-16 15:37:59

Took hoover apart and eventually found a blockage blush

cozietoesie Sun 27-Mar-16 16:23:35

Well done for taking it apart! smile

dulcefarniente Sun 27-Mar-16 19:56:36

Thanks - I think it would suck up a whole pigeon now smile

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