how do you taxidermy a bird

Step 11: The Tail

how do you taxidermy a bird

how do you taxidermy a bird

Now that you’re down here, skinning a bird is almost complete! You just cut off the tail while leaving it attached to the body, attempting to minimize the amount of meat. I made a mistake the first time I did this and chopped off the entire tail. then my chickens almost ate it. youll see my FIRST bird taxidermy at the end. man, it was horrible.

how do you taxidermy a bird

now. After skinning a bird, spread the skin out and apply a mixture of borax and cornstarch to ensure absorbency and disinfection. should look like this.

how do you taxidermy a bird

how do you taxidermy a bird

how do you taxidermy a bird

Now, stretch a cotton ball in a manner similar to this. then put it into the birds neck snugly. Don’t overstuff, and watch out for feathers getting in the way. Once it’s inside the bird’s neck, start sewing up the neck. After the nek is sewn up, add a second cotton ball for the torso. You can stuff them differently based on the size and shape of the bird. but always keep the neck slim.

Step 2: Find the Non-feathered Patch

how do you taxidermy a bird

The first step is to locate the ridge that sits in the center of the bird’s breast, which is the breastbone. Once you’ve located it, use your fingers to separate the feathers. This is the opening where a patch of skin that isn’t covered in feathers can be found. -_-;; my chickens keep getting in the way.

Step 15: Fixing Your Mistakes…

how do you taxidermy a bird

Any area where you may have inadvertently torn the skin now needs to be sutured. 🙂 hey, its only m second try!.