And this picture does not do it justice. I've not cleaned it out yet, waiting for the feather party to slow down. I may now be able to safely clean without getting a brand new feather-fall immediately following. Plus, temps have been abnormally high for late September, so I've promised the girls a fresh coop later in the week when the weather moderates.
And, of course, all this molting means no eggs. The girls have been on strike. Hopefully, production starts soon. I really don't want to have to buy eggs. NOT from the store, mind you. I won't support the factory egg business, but from a "neighbor" about 10 minutes away.
The outside pen has been a flurry too.
The last we spoke of molting, Buffy was the most barenaked girl.
This time Ruby Dee looks the most bedraggled.
bare spots on her back
By the way, I tried some leftover cooked rice on the girls. Rubes and Jo attacked it with glee, while Sweet Pea and Buffy declined. And, the other day all four turned up their noses at some leaf lettuce. The donkeys gobbled it up.
Ya just never know with this bunch.