The Great Backyard Chicken Adventure, part 16 – Feathers!

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Louise is acting differently, more skittish, she’s usually the calm one. After talking to a friend I realize she’s going into “molt mode”. They do that in the fall. She has stopped laying eggs…..

…and is definitely molting. She looks like she went to bed with wet hair and woke up all rumpled. Some feathers are just hanging at weird angles and there are brand new feathers coming out on the back of her neck. When she stretches her head out her neck looks a little ‘porcupiney’ with all the new pinfeathers. When she does her shakeout now at least a dozen feathers drift away……the run looks like a snow storm some evenings.

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