I don't know where the post is, and I'm too lazy to look for it, but I want to thank Jenny for a recent post, which could have been on here or on the Linnie Forum, in which she explained that when she removes the covering from new feather growth she starts on the outside of the feather and moves toward the body.
I had always broken the covering up with my fingers, as she suggests, but I had gone the opposite direction, from close to the body outward. My birds much prefer this method, and I don't get nearly as many protest screeches this way.
Shira seems the most positively affected by this new approach. Either the old approach hurt her more than it hurt the others, or she is just very opinionated. (Green cheek conure - so what is YOUR guess?
Green cheek people KNOW!)
If I find the post by accident, I'll thank you properly there, Jenny. In the mean time, I thank you, and we all thank you.