Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm Molting!!!

Clara's head started looking a little strange last week and I wondered if maybe her and Petunia were dukin' it out to see who's really the bossiest hen. They do get puffed up at each other on a regular basis and even more so after Clara came out of her broodiness. But upon closer inspection it appears that Clara is molting. Now it's not just on her head, it's moving down her neck, under her wings, and inside her legs. At times I think she's starting to look like a vulture. You can see all the new little pin feathers coming in.

By the way, Clara is still the boss!


  1. is having an ugly-molting-chicken photo contest. You should take lots of pictures!

  2. Thankfully, she is no competition for Alex!!! This poor chicken...