Friday, September 24, 2010

Molting Chickens

Kristine just came in and told me that the power was going to be turned off for twelve hours so work can be done on the lines. This will be a quick post.

Screamer, the big Light Brahma, loves to play in the water. As soon as I turned on the tap she ran over and started scratching around in the mud. She's so funny.

I took the bottom photo through a window, but it does show the pitiful shape most of the chickens are in because of molting. At least they are hopefully going to get their molt over earlier this year. Last year it seemed it took forever for them to get their new feathers.

I have hopes of Lonely moving up in the pecking order because when I gave the chickens some lettuce on the porch this afternoon Lonely was first in line and she made sure she got several pieces of lettuce away from the bossy hens.

Kristine found out about a several county wide collection of old prescription drugs so we went on a hunt for old bottles of medicine. Amazing, but we filled a plastic shopping bag with out of date meds. Glad to see the last of them.

I was thinking today about what I would do if I had enough money to do whatever I wanted and came to the conclusion that I would like to stay here and do what I'm doing. Although, I would like to have a new chicken coop! And Jeeves. Yep... I'd like a Jeeves.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!

Peek at the Past

[3 eggs today]



Gail said...

Moulting is never pretty but, oh, the feathers they leave for crafty projects!

Anonymous said...

It is so great to realize you're doing exactly what you want to do! I'm the same way (but I'd quit my job).


FoodFunFarmLife said...

That's so wonderful that you'd choose the exact same life if you won lots of money suddenly - a sign of true contentment ! Hope the chicken's feathers grow back soon ... poor things :)

Carol............. said...

Yes, there certainly is that pecking's really fascinating to watch them trying to keep "the order".

Nothing wrong with Halloween in September! LOL

LindaG said...

Yay for underdogs! :)

I'm like you. I wouldn't do much different; I'd just like to be able to pay someone else to do the hard stuff. :)

Melodie said...

Well the girls will have nice new feather "coats" for winter!

Jennifer said...

ALOT of my chickens are molting too. Wish they would hurry up, lol.

Kent Island Red said...

I've noticed that my girls moult in the same order every year. Not sure how that happens but I find it pretty incredible.