Now That The Molt Is Mostly Over...PIC HEAVY!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by speckledhen, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Most are looking really good, even if they haven't gotten back to full weight yet. Some are finally coming back into lay, too. Some of these desperately need toenail trims, but DH has a pinched nerve in his neck and I can't do it by myself so if you see long nails on some of them, I apologize. This isn't everyone in the main flock, but it's most of them.

    Blue girls! Nora the Ameraucana, Alice the blue Rock, and last, Alice's sis, Neela, who is still very thin, but feathered.


    More Ameraucanas, Gypsy who is over 4 yrs old and Snow, who is going on 4.


    Easter Egger, June, mother of several Delaweggers:


    Delawares, Isaac, Georgie (who flirts with big blue Suede, bad girl) and Ellie:


    Caroline, who is almost 5 yrs old, barely over the molt, not laying again yet:


    Rita, whose parentage is completely crazy, but a wonderful hen:


    Amanda, my tank of a BR hen who came from McMurray parents:


    The group-you can see the Tiny Terrorist in the background of the second one. She's getting her tail back after her molt, which made her grumpier than usual (scary thought, isn't it??).


    Zane with his GF, Gypsy, visiting:

  2. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2011
    I just [​IMG] Zane and Isaac.
  3. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

    Sep 1, 2010
    Very pretty, love the variety. I was thinking the same now that the molt is about over that I was needing to do a photo shoot of the girls.
  4. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 25, 2011
    Nor cal
    Beautiful birds. Most of my hens in the main flock look horrid, yours look so nice!
  5. deco

    deco Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 19, 2011
    Washington Co, PA
    they blue girls are just so pretty! They all look great.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks! Finally, we got some of the toenails trimmed, plus Isaac's spurs shortened as well as some "Zane Maintenance" so his spurs, which tend to grow curved forward/upward, probably from his laying down position, don't grow back into his legs or feet. Being crippled, he can't do many things for himself, like dustbathe, scratch to trim nails, keep his beak trimmed short, etc. Looking back at the pics, I see a couple more girls who could use some toenail shortening in addition to the four or five we did today.

    I am quite partial to the blues, deco. I have blue Rocks, Orps and Ameraucanas. Welcome to BYC!
  7. foxfire

    foxfire Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2011
    I had not idea you are supposed to trim their nails. Guess it's good I don't have any chickens yet!
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Many of mine never need it. Some just don't seem to scratch enough to keep them trimmed down on their own, so I have to do it for them periodically. And the spurs, I blunt the ends of, but Isaac's were getting so long, he was tripping himself up and we took about 1/4" off each one, just so he could walk better. Of course, Zane being crippled (one leg is in stuck bent position and completely useless due to permanent tendon damage) makes it so we have to pay attention to things that he'd normally do on his own.

    I try to make sure the roosters' toenails are not sharp so they don't rip up the hens' sides when the girls don't have enough feathering for protection, like during their molts.
  9. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    San Diego
    Beautiful chickens, and beautiful property! It looks like chicken paradise...
  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    WOW, such amazing pictures of such beautiful birds!!

    Thanks for sharing these Cyn!

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