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Friday, September 27, 2013

A Moulting situation...

 Oh the pain of moulting! Our poor Red Jr is down to one tail feather. It is the funniest thing to see him strutting around so proud with just one tail feather...
 This all began last week, I went up to the coop and it looked like a chicken had been slaughtered! I was so upset until I did a head count and realized everyone was accounted for. I then saw a chicken shake and a ton of feathers came off of her like confetti being thrown.
 Here are two of my girls, one in the moult and one not quite there yet. If you notice the chicken in the left hand corner she is almost naked!!! Oh my!
 Your next my pretty, you are next! This happens twice a year. They slow down their egg production and put all their energy into replacing their feathers for the cold months ahead. Once their feathers come back they resume laying. I really do thing it is a painful process, they just seem so miserable.
This is the floor of their run right now. You could make some serious things with all these feathers!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, yes you could make something out of all those feathers,:)...Blessings Francine.