I don’t know what it is, but I find it very fascinating to watch our poultry molt when new feathers emerge from pointy white sheaths.
Now that it’s officially molting season the egg production has slowed while they put their energy into growing a new set of duds. Speaking of new duds, feathers are everywhere – in the enclosure in the coop in the nesting boxes – everywhere! Of course the chickens and duckies rather not be photographed in such a disheveled state (though I have snatched photos before). Can’t say as I blame them since right now, they are looking somewhat pathetically hilariously- but don’t tell them I said that!
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