Sugar has lost her tail

This morning Sugar’s last two tail feathers were under her roost spot in the chicken shed. Overnight she has lost her tail. Oddly enough Dot’s last remaining tail feather is still hanging on.

Sugar has lost her tail
Salmon next to Sugar for a tail comparison

Sugar looks quite sweet with her short tail. It will soon grow back to it’s usual length. Apart from Autumn all the girls’ combs have now turned their pale winter colour.

Autumn’s comb is bright red and she has gone from laying every other day to laying two days running some of the time. Autumn is keeping us going with those bonus winter eggs.

It will be good to see the rest of the girls through the moult. It seems to have dragged on this year.

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6 Responses to Sugar has lost her tail

  1. DAVID says:

    Poor Sugar looks somewhat bedraggled, but it’ll not be long till she’s through it. Salmon’s tail looks good.

  2. Sophie says:

    Aw poor Sugar! Xx

  3. marion.pharo says:

    She do look a sad sight, but will soon be her lovely self again.

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