Saturday, December 5, 2009

Self-Plucking Chickens

All of our laying hens have molted during the last 3 weeks. Maybe after seeing all the feathers from the meat chickens, it got them in the mood?

Its been very dark, and they all stopped laying.

The good news is, that all except 2 are done molting, and they have nice, clean, silky feathers. Hopefully they start laying again!

Here's one of the ugly... hens.

Her feathers are starting to come in. They aren't very social when they are in this stage.

Then again, the Leghorns really aren't a social bunch.