I am looking for some materials for tying and am considering raising some animals but just checking for chicken I came across a recently killed turkey and asked for the feathers. They were taken off the skin using hot water, though they spent some time in the sun they're still a little wet, I dried them but are now somehow smelly. Any one, what do I do now? I've read some about borax, but can't find anything on procedures.

Any info highly appreciated.