Perching and a new tail

Shadow and sugar love to perch and they have managed to find every single perch in the chicken run. The least used perch is the branch perch behind the hatch. The other two branch perches have the ladders leading up to them.

However the chicks have even found this perch.

Look how high we can perch
These girls can fly straight upwards
A close up to show Shadow and sugar’s feathering

After I had taken the photos of the chicks perching Speckles posed for me on top of the small shelter.

Speckles now has a full tail after her moult

Speckles was the first of the girls to moult and she is now the only one looking pristine and with a full tail. Salmon still looks a bit tatty and Spangle has only one remaining tail feather.

It will be good to get all the girls completely feathered up before winter.

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4 Responses to Perching and a new tail

  1. david says:

    The youngsters look a picture of contentment, and the old girl’s plumage is looking lovely – each year, I continue to be amazed by the difference in her comb size between laying season (well, for Speckles, sort of laying season) and the autumn/winter moult.

    • Carol says:

      The chicks are adorable. Speckles is looking great although I can see her age in her eyes. I keep remembering when I thought that she had a comb a cockerel would be proud of but those days have gone. Her comb hasn’t reached anything like those heights this year. She keeps soldiering on though and that’s great to see.

  2. marion says:

    The little girls are so sweet, and Speckles looks great.

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