Monday, May 27, 2013


MOULTING hens look can look pretty sad as the wander around the garden, feather trailing behind them.

But its a natural occurrence in autumn.

Of all my chooks, Gidget is looking the most peaky but she still hurtles about the garden, eating unwary insects and doing her best to break into the barassica beds. 

Fiends who also keep chooks are reporting their gals are looking a little tatty as they lose feathers. You should be able to see new feather growth slowly coming through.
It's a good idea to ass garlic to the gals water and make sure they have plenty of leafy greens to eat as well as their pellets.

Moulting also accompanies a slow-down in egg production.

But as winter creeps up, they will soon settle down and get back into the swing of things.

1 comment:

  1. I have one hen who looks fabulous, all fluffy and gorgeous and one who is bedraggled and who I wish would hurry up and finish moulting. I've only had chooks a little over a year and this is our first moult so it is frightening at first.