Don't pick it up, it's dirty! - do you love picking up feathers? :D

DreamWolf DreamWolf
I remember hearing it a lot back in the day, my parents, grandparents being weirded out how often I picked up feathers, to wear them in my hair, make jewelry with them etc., and it was funny when once I saw my OnlyMaster stop the car and pick up a dead bird to get parts off of it as He always did it, being the very first person in my life Who was never worried about diseases and stuff! (Once I saved a few dead critters I found, a couple of snakes, a small female blackbird, and some other critter I forgot already, but they went bad before I remembered to gather my guts to do anything with them, I kept them hidden from my family until I had to throw them away... ~lol ^^ But I still save dead bugs sometimes and snake skin and stuff, good material for ceremonial magick instead of having to kill any lil ones... ~lol )

So, though it may be different in cities let's say, but what about your relation with the stray feathers? ~smiles cute
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I can never resist to pick feathers up either!
8  (17%)
It depends on the feathers/place!
28  (61%)
Ew, no way!
7  (15%)
Other? :):):)
3  (7%)
Total votes: 46
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duff duff
I did as a kid. Havent picked one up in years.
07/09/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
LOL the title sounds like me telling my daughter to leave them be
07/10/2012
Rey Rey
Yes! i find the most beautiful feathers from owls, lorikeets, cockatoos and ducks!

I can't resist saving them.

I tie them on a string and hand them on the outside verandah
07/10/2012
Scrawberry78 Scrawberry78
I voted other because I have no idea.
07/10/2012
Hibangel Hibangel
love em!
07/10/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
I remember hearing it a lot back in the day, my parents, grandparents being weirded out how often I picked up feathers, to wear them in my hair, make jewelry with them etc., and it was funny when once I saw my OnlyMaster stop the car and pick up a ... More
I used to but not anymore. Snakes!?!?!
07/10/2012
potstickers potstickers
I just told my friend that the other day.
07/10/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
I remember hearing it a lot back in the day, my parents, grandparents being weirded out how often I picked up feathers, to wear them in my hair, make jewelry with them etc., and it was funny when once I saw my OnlyMaster stop the car and pick up a ... More
I'm from the South--Georgia to be exact. So most people here have grown up around chickens or close by a chicken house. We don't see those kinds of things as "OMG! EWW!" Lol. We pick it up, sniff it and might just cook it and taste it. Hell, most of them won't even bother with the cookin' it! Ha Ha. I'm only kidding a little. But it seems people here are not really freaked out by things like that. My parents and everyone I've known really don't see picking up bugs or feathers from chickens as gross. Most people around here use their own chicken's eggs for Pete's sake. Growing up, we had all kinds of chickens--dominickers, and many more. It's common for people here to collect their feathers. We still have dreamcatchers with real chicken feathers that my grandfather made us as kids and even soon before passing away. (

Now I'm all about washing hands, but I don't freak about picking things up. Hell, I've even stuck my nose to chicken poop. As a kid though! I was curious. No big deal. My parents didn't encourage us to pick things up that were weird, but they let us do as we pleased and learn that way. My mom didn't lecture me when I stopped under the tree one morning as we were leaving for church to sniff the chicken poop on the ground. Lol

Now my dad would say "don't pick that up it has germs" if one of us happen to pick up a dead rat by the tail to get rid of it or something, but he doesn't usually just flip over any little thing.

Just another way to learn I guess. My dad would DEFINITELY tell us not to pick up snakes. He's always told us that and still does. For good reason though.
07/10/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by Rey
Yes! i find the most beautiful feathers from owls, lorikeets, cockatoos and ducks!

I can't resist saving them.

I tie them on a string and hand them on the outside verandah
Aw! Aw! Aw! I LOOOOOOOOVE owls! Really, I do. A bunch. We don't see them all too often. Well, I don't. They're around here of course and we did encounter one several months ago. I thought he was hurt because the little guy was in the middle of the road, so we all stopped and got out. He let us come right up to him and I was afraid of him and of spooking him so I was going slow and suddenly the heifer flew off and landed on a power line watching us. He was not hurt, he was stalking food in the field across the road and here I go screming "he's hurt! We have to help him!" and ruined his dinner. LOL

Owls and dolphins are so my thing. I go slightly overboard with collecting and talking about them, but they're so very interesting to me.

I'd love to have owl feathers.
07/10/2012
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
there's a dead pigeon down main st. its sad but it has lots of feathers still.
07/10/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
It depends on the condition of the feather and where I find it but about nine times out of ten I grab them.
I won't dare pluck them off a dead bird though, I would find that too disrespectful to the poor deceased little bird.

I still get the same germaphobe response from my mom, but I always wash my hands after so she doesn't nag me too much. xD
07/10/2012
GONE! GONE!
I would really like to but I'm too paranoid about germs and parasites.
07/10/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I haven't picked any up in a while.
07/10/2012
G&L G&L
I haven't picked up feathers since I was really little.
07/10/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I used to all the time when I was little, but I would be the one telling my kids now not to touch them. Blah!
07/10/2012
Badass Badass
I do pick up feathers on occasion... I'm really intrigued that you keep dead snakes and such around. I think a dead animal would creep me out a bit. Go you, strong woman!
07/10/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
EWWW NO! I hate feathers..
07/10/2012
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
I dont ever keep them but they are so pretty! I used to live near peacocks and I love their feathers. There was an albino peacock and I loved his feathers so much!! When he opened his tail he looked like snow to me.
07/10/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I use to pick them up when I was a kid, Honestly, I can't remember the last time I did.
07/10/2012
Charry Charry
Only if they're pretty.
07/10/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
I used to pick up feathers as a kid a lot. I don't do it much now. I actually can't remember the last time.
07/10/2012
Mamastoys Mamastoys
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
I remember hearing it a lot back in the day, my parents, grandparents being weirded out how often I picked up feathers, to wear them in my hair, make jewelry with them etc., and it was funny when once I saw my OnlyMaster stop the car and pick up a ... More
I used to have a bird rescue and had all kinds of birds with all kinds of feathers...many wing and tail feathers fell out over the years I had them and I had a big bag of them. A lady on the internet was looking for feathers to make jewelry!! Was it you!?!?!? LOL
07/10/2012
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
I did growing up, and my mom would scold me for it. I still do occasionally.
07/11/2012
bh253 bh253
Depends.
07/11/2012
pitonno pitonno
When i was a child, everytime. But ad an adult, gross
09/07/2012
lovebites lovebites
yes !
09/07/2012
Khanner Khanner
I had a huge feather collection as a kid and never got sick. Now when I find strange feathers on the ground I'll only pick them up if they look clean and very smooth, but I don't take them home anymore.
09/07/2012
Total posts: 28
Unique posters: 27