Dot has one tail feather left

Dot has continued to drop feathers wherever she goes and to leave a heap under her roost spot overnight. A few days ago she was down to her last tail feather. I was going to do a before and after but a few days later that ragged lone tail feather is still hanging on.

Dot looks so sad during the moult. She spends time in the shelter and when I give out the sunflower hearts she waits the other side of the wire from the rest of the girls for hers. The girls always seem to lose confidence when having a heavy moult.

Dot has one remaining tail feather
Dot looks sad and is standing on her dropped feathers
Dot’s remaining tail feather is at a jaunty angle

I am still picking up piles of Dot’s feathers from the chicken shed each morning. It’s a wonder she isn’t bare by now. I’ll be glad to see Dot through with the moult as I am sure so will she.

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6 Responses to Dot has one tail feather left

  1. marion.pharo says:

    She do look sad bless her. She will soon be her lovely self.

  2. Sophie says:

    Aw, poor Dot! It must hurt them when the pins are growing through xx

  3. DAVID says:

    Her comb has not shrivelled as you might have expected. She’ll come through it fine, though.

    • Carol says:

      Her comb is still amazing. I think her very dark eyes give her a sad look. There were less feathers in the chicken shed this morning so maybe she is through the worst of it.

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