We said goodbye to Broken Feathers, Ginger and Marilyn this week. They have gone to a new home in Cowichan Bay, where they will be Queens and Layers in Residence, providing their new family with healthy and delicious eggs.
You might remember that Broken Feathers was the sorry-looking hen who lost most of the feathers on her back through the amorous attentions of first Pee Wee and then Gump. To make matters worse, she went through a heck of a molt, until she was practically naked. Poor Broken Feathers.
But the good thing about a molt is that after a hen loses all those feathers, she grows beautiful new ones. Just look at her now!
Happy New Home, girls - you're in good hands!