Hi there, I'm new to taxidermy and I have a Raven that has been decaying in some grass for over six months. It's completely dry and weightless, no maggots or anything in it anymore. I want to keep the feet and the skull, but I'm not entirely sure on how to remove the feathers without breaking the skull. I've skinned small birds before when they were fresh, but since it's so old the feathers are almost cemented in there. I've read online about soaking the skulls in Dawn dish soap water but it's for skulls with bits of meat left typically and also read about dumping it in boiling water, but that's only if it's fresh. I'm kind of stuck on what to do now with it and I hope keeping the skull isn't a lost cause.