Sweet Beaker. This is what she looked like til about a week ago when she began molting. But now?
Bless. Her. Heart.
But in her defense, she is working on making some new feathers for the winter. Beware, this is a strange sight to see. Don't look if you're squeemish. It kind of grosses ME out and I love these birds like they're my own. Oh wait. They are.
This is one of her bare spots. See those tubes? Those are her new feathers, making their way out. Icky and cool all at the same time, huh?
So now you know. What does it mean for chickens to molt and what does it look like? Besides a bunch of feathers all over Kim's yard.