According to the latest available figures total domestic per capita consumption in United states was 49 Kg, in united Arab emirates was 41.1kg, in Honk Kong
57.3 kg, in Malaysia 33.2 kg, in Canada 35.4 kg and in India the consumption was 0.7 kg.
All that chicken eating habits translate into mountains and mountains of chicken feathers between 900 million to 1.3 billion in US alone. But the demand for this feathers are very low.
Some of the Potential Applications:
- For making paper
- Alternative to existing textile fibres like cellulose, wool, etc.
- Circuit Board
- Construction material
Chicken feather posses good strength, low density and very good resilient properties.So, far chicken feather was studied for certain applications and that to in the research stage only. But in near future we can expect more applications for chicken feather fibre Chicken feather they are not just for birds anymore