Flame is moulting

Flame has gone broody twice in quick succession but come out of it after four nights in the broody crate. This has triggered an early moult.

Flame only has a few tail feathers left
Flame has some loose feathers
Flame checks in on Ebony in the nest box

I am fairly confident that Flame will start laying again once she is through her moult. I guess she is getting it done sooner rather than later.

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6 Responses to Flame is moulting

  1. Sophie says:

    At least this way hopefully she won’t moult again when it’s cold! xx

    • Carol says:

      That’s true. I thought it was really early so looked back at last year and was surprised that both Flame and Speckles moulted in July so it’s only a month earlier. Flame laid again so I think she will this year and Speckles hardly ever laid anyway, bless her. xx

  2. David says:

    She’s look pristine, when done. I have 2 moulting now and it seems to be fairly common that going broody later in the season often triggers a moult once they come out of it.

    • Carol says:

      Considering how many feathers I am picking up Flame looks reasonably tidy at the moment. Sometimes I think a staggered moult is better than all the girls at once. Less feathers to pick up at a time.

  3. marion says:

    She will soon be looking bueatiful again.

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