Asked on Sep 08, 2013

Source for old-fashioned feather pillows

Jennie Gaskin
by Jennie Gaskin
Does anybody know a source for old-fashioned feather pillows like my late mother-in-law used to make? Not goose down luxury pillows, but ones with chicken feathers from her own chickens that she raised for eggs and meat. My husband has slept on them all his life, and the last one is finally wearing out. I would love to surprise him with a "real" pillow!
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  • Jennie Gaskin Jennie Gaskin on Sep 09, 2013
    Thank you so much for the link! I've searched the internet on-and-off for several years looking for feather pillows and never seen this site. I had a "duh!" moment yesterday. We get our eggs from a local man who raises chickens. He would probably be willing to gather feathers for me when they are molting, and I would be more than happy to pay him. Can't hurt to ask, and I will still have this backup site to purchase one. I just won't tell hubby how much I paid LOL I seem to remember my mother-in-law would put the feathers in the oven on a very low heat to dry them out thoroughly before putting them in the ticking cover. In reading the information on that site, it says that moisture is the worst thing for feather pillows, so now I know why she did that.
  • EricAlt1 EricAlt1 on May 10, 2016
    I'm In MI but there is a pillow gut how will fix your pillow to your specx.
  • User User on Dec 26, 2018

    How chicken feather pillow can made? I mean without mixing with down goose and duck feathers and how can we weight gram for making one pillow ,

    Also washing and drying of chicken feather before starting pillow making

    Thank you

  • Pam Keville Pam Keville on Nov 27, 2019

    Normally old fashioned feather pillows are from goose feathers. No down. I think it is all personal preference