Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Home


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!

6 comments:

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

Are you cycling through hens to make room for the new layers? (AKA - giving up the oldies for the newies?)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Good luck girls!! :-)

Anonymous said...

The last two years have been rough molts for all our birds.

Paula said...

I'm glad the girls are going to a good home, and that the home is getting girls!

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

Hi again...

I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! You can pick it up over at my website if you would like to!

Miriam said...

Thanks Lindsey! And to answer your question about the hens, Kim was willing to part with them because her goal is to have a flock for both laying and breeding, and these girls, while excellent layers, are on the small side for breeding.

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