@Chipper Chicken Thanks muchly. I'm mostly okay about it now, but at the time it was kind of bad and I spent a lot of time ignoring the internet.
Yesterday I had gone down and replaced the splintering, mite-infested roosts with a newer, better one. Today I went down to check on the birds and took a few pictures.
The four of them look like a Christian rock group's album cover. I call it "Clucking for Christ".
Coreen is in molt, though it's only partial. She's been very disgruntled, I hope she finishes soon so I can get some eggs again.
Martha is also molting. Her and Coreen have been in my flock since the beginning and are the only two left of the original four.
Our barnyard hen Baby mugs for the camera a lot. She's the most people-friendly, often walking right up to me and getting right in my face if I'm at eye-level. She loves being petted and hand-fed.
I love this picture of her! She's ridiculously photogenic and hogs the camera. I was able to get super close for this shot and I'm gad I did.
I scattered some of their normal feed on the ground to peck at. Nearly everyone comes out to peck for treats except Bluebell, who can be really shy and is at the bottom of the pecking order.
There's Bluebell the Easter Egger, waiting her turn to peck for treats. She's got more Araucana in her than most EEs I see, she's totally rumpless and her muff is just starting to come in.
More Bluebell! You can really see her rumplessness in this picture. Husband thinks she looks more like a quail or a guinea than a chicken. She lays real pretty blue eggs, but we haven't gotten one from her because she went broody and then molted right after we got her. She's out of molt now though, and it's Autumn so we may not get any blue eggs until spring.
My girls will always be found around the waterer. They drink water even when it's falling right on their heads. They can be seen venturing out in light rain and snow, they only play Chicken Little when it's heavy rain or hail.