I believe that the DPW found them and is holding them hostage for 10 days of MOOPing, post-event.
Feathers are evil, and they deserve this fate.
Lose your legs--Become a merit badge.
Remember, you're just a make-believe soldier in an artificial army.
"So many people have so little clue and there's only a finite amount of patience in the world!" --International Incident.