Eggs? Are You Kidding?

It has been awhile since we have seen an egg at Brookwood Shire.  The days are darker and colder and molting has begun.    Well, Amber began molting early and she is mostly done, but now it is just too cold and dark…she will wait until Spring I think.

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She is too busy enjoying dust baths now in any case.

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There are lots of feathers in the coop.

IMG_4747And poor Beatrix is looking quite ridiculous.  She is too busy growing new feathers to lay any eggs.

Prudence looks a bit better, but has also stopped laying.

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IMG_4745She too will be busy growing new feathers.

IMG_4713As well as enjoying her dust baths.

I am glad they are molting now before it gets too cold.  They will have nice new feathers to start the winter.  And who knows, they might even get back to laying some eggs!

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About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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3 Responses to Eggs? Are You Kidding?

  1. joanne says:

    Beatrix looks stylist with her new doo!

  2. wspines says:

    IThe same thing is going on here, although two of the side yard hens are laying again.

  3. Same thing happening here. We have 19 hens and are only getting about 4 eggs a day!

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