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    How many geese’s/ducks/pick your plumage go into making a bag. The old saying “it was a three dog night” got me thinking, and I have no idea what it takes to makes say, a 20 degree rated bag and could one say “it was a 57 goose night”

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    As each goose probably has less than an ounce of down (maybe far less), I would say 57 is a good guess.
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    I read somewhere that it took 75 geese to make a down comforter.

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    Or one Eider 75 years? I wonder how much a 20 degree Eider down bag would cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsherry61 View Post
    Or one Eider 75 years? I wonder how much a 20 degree Eider down bag would cost?
    In ancient times, when they were a real outfitter, Eddie Bauer offered eider down as an option. I believe the premium wasn't ruinous.
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    Excellent thread! Thanks for asking the question!!

    I had to do a little google research, but it's not even 8AM & I learned something today! I never heard of an eider or eider down that I can recall.

    So it seems that the down from them is collected without killing the birds. Is goose or duck down also collected this way ever? I always thought it was a product of plucking after harvesting the animal.

    Which brings another question to mind.... to harvest all the down used in our society, it would seem that quite a few birds are used..... but I certainly don't know ANY folks that eat goose, never remember seeing it in the grocery. Almost the same for ducks too, I am aware of a very small market for duck meat.... So where does it all go?

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    Northern Europe and China produce geese and ducks for food. Down is a byproduct.
    Here’s what I found online about Eiderdown prices: The price collapsed in 2010 to $375-$385 per kilo. That would have made a couple Hummingbird skinny 20 degree bags. I couldn’t find any current quotes for price.
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