The moult continues

Various hens are in various stages of disarray … Molly isn’t quite herself, but if she’s moulting, she’s doing it a feather at a time …

DSCN6843Molly with feathers intact

Milly, however, is in a right state … just look at her head and neck …

DSCN6839Milly is almost unrecognisable with a tail … but she still has that distinguished, upright stance

Milly may have new tail feathers, but she doesn’t have many others … and that’s Babs in the foreground – she’s not much better!

.Babs’ wing was looking sore, so now she has some war paint to enhance the wild look

In the Moppet House each morning, there is a cloud of feathers … but we’ve no idea to whom they once belonged.


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  1. I wonder if that is a feature of a banty moult? This is my first moult so I am new to it but the big girls started about a week in front of front of the bantys and looked tatty. Then there were many banty feathers in the coop each morning and yet they don’t really look any different. You wonder how they can shed so many feathers from such a small frame and not really look any different! I am not complaining though. When I see other peoples girls I feel I am getting off lightly and it is slowing down now so maybe the worse is over.


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