THE POWER OF THE FEATHERS! or it's just that i'm an idiot...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by TechnoCat, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. TechnoCat

    TechnoCat Crowing

    Nov 20, 2011
    Wherever Angel is~
    [​IMG] I'm an idiot.
    It's molting time again, and I went to go lock the girls up for the night.
    Amulet's feathers were everywhere and I was like "STUPID COON!!!!" then I looked in the coop and DUH! she was fine, and looking at me like i'm insane.
    here's what she was probably thinking
    "What the heck? She's coming to lock us up for the night and then she's yelling at raccoons that never came, then she looks in here and laughs. ??? NEWS FLASH! It's molting time! Sure, there are a few feathers missing from my neck but SERIOUSLY?? Is it that bad??"
  2. pamcpitts

    pamcpitts In the Brooder

    Sep 16, 2010
    West Palm Beach Florida
    That is to funny, they do look awful, but I have been very lucky, my EE's just started laying for me so at least I'm getting a couple of eggs a day.[​IMG]
  3. scubagirlwonder

    scubagirlwonder In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    Sammamish, WA
    Everytime I go out to the coop and one of my girls has gone into a molt I come back into the house and tell my husband "One of the chickens exploded again!" He instantly knows what I mean....

    I don't see how they have any feathers left there are so many scattered about! I have an Easter Egger looking prettty ragged at the moment, luckily my two other girls (Black Copper Marans) have just finished filling back in!!
  4. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    Yep, the coop looks like a pillow fight happened. [​IMG]
    Ofcourse this has to be the worst time of year to molt with the cold coming in. I got one girl that has lost the most out of my older girls so far. Poor thing looks nearly naked.
    I have noticed that Alice wedges between 2 other girls that still have all their fluff for warmth on the roost.
  5. stilldeb

    stilldeb Songster

    May 28, 2010
    NW Kentucky
    I have an EE that I brought in the garage for awhile because she looked like something I bought at the grocery store meat counter. Now she has most of her feathers back and is having a hard time deciding to be a 'normal outside chicken' again.
  6. MaestrosMomma

    MaestrosMomma In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2010
    :)You're not alone. Alarm bells go off when I look in and see feathers all over! I'll think....what happened to you? At least you realize...I'll sit and wonder till I read a post like this! HA HA my defense I've been raising chickens for 2 years. Ummm...guess I should already know that (eye roll)
  7. TechnoCat

    TechnoCat Crowing

    Nov 20, 2011
    Wherever Angel is~
    exploding chicken... hee hee. I can just see the look on your DH's face!

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