Thursday, September 18, 2014
Slaughtering Teddy Bears
A common sight around our farm right now: piles of feathers. We have several birds in our flock growing new feathers and shedding their old ones, which makes for a mess everywhere, and looks like the remnants of something getting attacked every ten feet or so -- especially when you have a free ranging flock of 35+ birds. But no, it's just the beginning of molting season.
The three Silkies hang out in the barn a lot.... they are the divas of the farm, poodles of the chicken world. Since their feathers are more fuzz and less sturdy, when they begin to molt (especially the white one, Daisy), it looks like we've been slaughtering teddy bears in the aisle way.