How to Imp Feathers On a Bird

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  “Imping” is a term that refers to mending a broken feather by implanting a new one into the existing feather shaft.  This process provides a bird with instant new feathers instead of having to wait for the damaged feather to molt and regrow, which could take several months. The feathers that you would imp are flight feathers or tail feathers and not small downy feathers. This video breaks down the Imping process and helps with guiding you on this procedure!