Another fish treat to give the girls a protein boost

I decided to give the girls another fish treat as Dot is going through a really tough moult this year. Sugar’s tail feathers are now at almost the usual length which actually looks quite cute. All the other girls are through the moult.

Dot’s moult seems to be going on forever this year. The dropping feathers have slowed but I am still picking up quite a few from the chicken shed every morning. Dot looks a bit scruffy and her comb has now gone very pale. She looks very sorry for herself. I thought she could do with a bit of a boost.

A fish treat for the girls again
A chance for another group photo
Sugar’s tail is almost back to full length
Dot’s comb is now very pale

I will be so glad when Dot is properly through her moult. She does have her tail feathers back in but is still full of pins especially on her head.

Autumn continues to lay every other day like clockwork and occasionally two days running. She always lays in the same corner of the chicken shed and is very quick at getting her egg laid. Autumn, unlike most of the girls, doesn’t give the egg shout after she has laid. She just casually strolls out of the chicken shed. I don’t know if she will always stay as quiet as this.

Autumn is a very quiet girl. We have only heard her join in with the girls shouting occasionally when there is a cat in the garden and even then it’s only been a few times and sounds a bit of a strangled shout. She chats to me all the time when I am in the run but she has a very quiet and subtle chatty voice. It is one of her many charms that she is a quiet girl.

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6 Responses to Another fish treat to give the girls a protein boost

  1. Sophie says:

    She is an absolutely stunning girl! xx

    • Carol says:

      She is indeed. She has become Richard’s favourite I think. She is a great egg layer and with no fuss, she is really friendly but is also very mild mannered and is still bottom girl and never bothers any of the girls. She is one of the first to go in every night and she is a quiet girl. And she is beautiful. Pretty much everything you could want from a chicken and so very different from my past two wyandottes. xx

  2. marion.pharo says:

    I am sure they enjoyed their treat. They still look good, even though they are still moulting.

  3. DAVID says:

    I’m sure that the extra protein will help Dot.

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