Tuesday, October 5, 2010

meet Moltin’ Nelly...

buff sebright banty hen molting

buff sebright banty hen molting

buff sebright banty hen molting

No worries, her feathers came back in beautifully.

buff sebright banty hen

buff sebright banty hen

8 comments:

Wonky Girl said...

She is a beauty of a bird! I have no chickens of that color.

Cindy said...

Thanks Wonky Girl! She is a sweetie pie too. She's tiny, but back in her younger years she laid beautiful eggs.

Susan said...

Now don't she look purty in her new down coat? They sure look awful when they're in full molt, don't they? They always seem so vulnerable and almost look like they're embarassed. LOL

We're doing the same thing here, and they're not laying worth diddly-squat.

Jemm said...

I am so relieved to see this chicken. My beloved Penelope (an Arauacana) is molting, I think. She's not looking too whoopy.

This is my first time stopping by and your photos are just beautiful! I bet you have a Nikon, don't you? I'm kicking myself for getting the Canon. Just not the clarity I want.

Cindy said...

Susan, Lucy and Ethel are the only ones laying now. I need some winter layers, since that seems to be the time we need more eggs. Pretty sure the others (now 3 years old) are done. How do you eliminate old hens from your flock?

Cindy said...

Jemm, I'm sure Penelope will be covered in new beautiful feathers soon too.

I used to be a die hard Nikon person, but several years ago switched to Canon. What lenses are you using? Good lenses can make a big difference.

Thanks for stopping by.

Susan said...

Cindy, I haven't quite figured out how to do that. I haven't had an egg in 3 days, out of 14 hens!! They are not earning their keep. I'm dreading this winter, and trudging all that way out to the barn to feed and water and keep them "amused" when they can't go out. I love them, but I'm wondering if it's worth all that effort if I'm not even getting the eggs.

I'm thinking of putting an ad on craigslist. I don't know if it would get any response though. Who wants tough-as-hide 2 1/2-year-old hens who aren't laying? :(

Cathy said...

Nice photos, Cindy. I have Canon as well and am thinking about getting a new lens. What do you use if you don't mind my asking? I would love to have a macro lens.