Hi bird people - I'm practicing on some bobwhites and have noticed a large amount of feather loss when I go to wash the birds. I'm applying no water pressure to the skin itself and am being very delicate with it so I don't believe that's the problem. The first few had plenty of pinfeathers which explains the loss...but this last quail did not and still lost a ton of feathers. I'm thinking it's happening during the fleshing process. I'm putting a great deal of effort into fleshing, using a wire wheel and often times a scalpel blade to get in between the quills trying to get out every bit of flesh I can. Could I be overworking it and loosening the feathers? Appreciate any advice.