Flame now has no tail

Flame always moults in the same way. She always loses her tail at about half way through her moult. It completely changes her shape. I always think she looks like a giant quail.

Flame with no tail
Flame from behind
A different shaped Flame
I caught Flame scratching her head

I was trying to capture her current shape and caught her mid scratch. I thought it was such a funny shot of her that I decided to keep it in.

Flame will soon grow her new tail and look pristine again.

In other news a few nights in the broody crate broke Sugar of her broody spell and Gold has been checking out the nest boxes so may start laying again soon.

We have Sunday, Monday and Tuesday forecast to be really hot so I will be giving the girls frozen peas on those days and damping down some of the shady parts of the run.

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6 Responses to Flame now has no tail

  1. Sophie says:

    She does look like a giant quail!! xx

  2. David says:

    She looks quite good to be in mid-moult, as it sometimes really takes it out of them – I have a couple standing almost comatose, obviously drained by the energy needed to replace feathers.

    • Carol says:

      I gave them fish yesterday as a bit of extra protein to help with feather growing. I don’t know how much it helps but they love it. Flame is holding up well considering the moult and the heat. I think she is feeling better and coping well after her recent set backs.

  3. Marion Pharo says:

    Bless her, but she will soon grow another one.

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