ICENS 2018, Kiev, Ukraine, 2 - 06 May 2018, pp.70-78
Chicken feathers aren’t suitable to use with current form unlike feathers obtained from water birds. The fragility, heavy, rough structure and low elasticity characteristics make unfavourable to get advantage from the chicken feathers. However, the material obtained from chicken feathers and called "chicken feather fibers" is more useful than fibers. These protein fibers that result from processing of chicken feathers, much of which is a waste product, have lots of valuable properties. In this study, hygroscopic
properties of chicken fibers have investigated. Chicken feather fibber’s ability of absorb moisture from air, ability to absorb water and swelling feature under the influence of water have investigated when compared to goose down, cotton and wool fibers, which used as a natural filling material in winter clothes. At the end of researches, it has revealed that the chicken feather fibers have high hygroscopic properties.