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Follow our adventures as we raise a tiny flock of chickens in suburban Bexley, Ohio.
Our chicken bloggers include Tami Taylor, a Welsummer, and Tyra, a Jersey Giant.
RIP, Betty, Joan, Sally & Peggy.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sally is molting

No, I mean really, Sally is *molting*. At least I hope that's all that this is. We can see her skin both on her back and at her backside. It's line the skin of a chicken you'd see at the supermarket: all goose bumpy and pink. Joan molted last year, but it wasn't anything like this. I hope she gets her new feathers in before it gets too cold or else we're going to have to knit her a sweater.


  1. Is she laying? My girls don't lay when they are molting.

  2. No, they've stopped laying a while ago. The molting keeps them from laying, but also the limited sunlight seems to have put them off giving us any eggs. We don't artificially light their coop (as some do, I know) to stimulate egg production, so it looks like we'll be buying eggs until February or March!