Moulting and a fish treat for the girls

Both Dot and Sugar are moulting quite heavily. Both girls last laid about two weeks ago and then started dropping feathers with abundance. First it was Dot followed a few days later by Sugar. I have never seen Sugar drop so many feathers at once as usually seramas moult a bit at a time.

Sugar is leaving little heaps of feathers where ever she has been sitting and under her roost spot in the chicken shed she has been leaving a pile of feathers. At first they were small feathers and then this morning there were lots of long tail and wing feathers. Oddly enough Sugar doesn’t look bad though. She is a bit straggly but doesn’t look as if she is losing piles of feathers. Her new feathers must be coming in underneath.

Mango stopped laying half way through October and then a week later laid one last egg and then stopped again. Autumn has laid as regular as clockwork every other day through out October and has now laid fourteen eggs. They are gradually increasing in size.

I thought a fish treat for the girls would give them a little extra protein to help with the moult.

A fish treat for the girls
They all love fish
The fish won’t last long
It provides the opportunity for some group photos

All the girls are looking good considering how much moulting is going on. Dot and Sugar are the last two girls to moult so that will get it all over with before winter and Autumn is holding the fort on the egg laying front.

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4 Responses to Moulting and a fish treat for the girls

  1. marion.pharo says:

    They look as though they are loving their fish treat.

  2. Carol says:

    They do love their treats. The fish didn’t last long. I bought two tins so I will give them some more later in the week.

  3. DAVID says:

    It’s the ideal time of year to have a pullet start laying – well done, Autumn!

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