Something Scary!

There is something quite scary on our farm!  And I’ll warn you; its a little gross too.  So if you’re brave enough to keep reading, here ya go!

Something scary on the farm!  {DaddysTractor.com}

I told you.  Gross.

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But don’t worry.  Nothing is actually wrong with any of these chickens.  Believe it or not, this is actually healthy and normal.  Well, normal for chickens.  I still think its just scary looking myself.

These ladies are molting.  Most chickens do this in the fall; they drop old feathers and grow new ones.  During this time they stop laying eggs and put all their efforts into growing new wardrobes.  And well they should because this look is really just disturbing.

For comparison sake, here are some non-molting pics.

Scary chickens on the farm.  {DaddysTractor.com}

You can raise your own eggs

Picture of chickens growing up on the farm

Nice, sleek, smooth with full tail feathers and, well, clothed necks.  This is how chickens should look.

But this time of the year?

Well, chickens are just scary.

 

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Categories: Animals | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Something Scary!

  1. Our girls are molting also… one has no neck front feathers and the rest of her is sparse… poor things 😦

  2. Is there a craft project lurking for all those feathers?

  3. Mine Buffs are molting, too. Looks like one blew up with so many feathers on the ground.

  4. I’ve always thought Chickens were funky looking little birds. They are quite tasty, but never really liked chickens. Even the downy, baby ones haha

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