Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Molting chickens

Have you ever seen a sorrier looking chicken? She and her other sisters are moulting, but by far she has lost the most feathers. While chickens are moulting they don't lay any eggs because all their energy is used to produce more feathers. Seems very traumatic to me.




3 comments:

Mel said...

She does look kind of pathetic, doesn't she?

The Hobbit said...

Oh Margaret have a heart The poor baby looks like she just came out from a sale in Filenes basement.It appears it didn't go well

Powell River Books said...

You learn something new every day. I never knew that about chickens. Sound pretty traumatic to me. - Margy