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Feathers can be found in 60.0% of shipwreck map chests in stacks of 1–5.
|Book and Quill||Book +
Ink Sac +
|Firework Star||Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Glowstone Dust +
|Up to eight dyes can be added.
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
|0.31 (January 30, 2010)||
Added feathers. They can be used to craft arrows and are dropped by every mob in quantities of 0 to 2.
|February 6, 2010||
Texture changed; it's not as straight anymore.
|February 19, 2010||Zombies are now the only mob to drop feathers. Notch didn't know what else they should drop.|
|v1.0.14||Chicken drop 0 to 2 feather on death.|
|1.8||?||Zombies drop rotten flesh instead of feathers. Now, chickens are the only source of feathers. The reason that zombies used to drop feathers is that they were used as a placeholder (before chickens were implemented in the game). It stayed this way because Notch did not know what exactly zombies would drop.|
|1.3.1||12w17a||Feathers are now used to craft book and quills.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Feathers are now used to craft a firework star with a burst effect.|
|1.12||17w13a||Parrots now drop feathers.|
|1.13||18w11a||Feathers now generate in shipwreck chests.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
Added feathers. They can be used to craft arrows.
|0.11.0||build 1||Zombies now drop rotten flesh instead of feathers.|
|1.2||beta 126.96.36.199||Feathers now can be used to craft a book and quill.|
|Added Parrots, which drop feathers.|
|Feather can be used as ingredient to craft a firework star.|
|1.4||beta 188.8.131.52||Feathers now can be found in shipwreck chests.|
|Legacy Console Edition|