Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Babies...
at play.

It's what they do best!



I don't think Tyler will have any fear issues when it comes to animals!



Nothing shy about these guys.




We've had an awful lot of rain lately.
In between showers, we try to get all the "kids" outside to play.
Lots of pent up energy gets burned in these sessions.

For those of you who are venturing into the world of chickens,
I wanted to show you what my henhouse looked like today.
Just so that in the future, when you come upon a scene like this,
you won't panic.

It looks like a massacre....with nothing left but feathers....


Don't panic.
It is just the evidence of a molt.

Several of my fancy chickens are molting,
as is evidenced by the sudden disappearance of Rod Stewart's tail.


One solitary feather remains.
From past experience, though, I am assured...
it will grow back.

PS... the remaining Cuckoo Maran chicks are healthy and thriving...
thank goodness! 

11 comments:

  1. LOL.. Rod is looking a bit pathetic!...

    I am so craving a couple of blue-eyed goats. *sigh*

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  2. Tyler is so lucky to be able to grow up with all your animals!

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  3. I have not had my chickens very long. How often do they molt?

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  4. They usually molt every year or so....Usually starting at age 12 to 18 months. Since all of my chickens are of varying ages, it seems like someones always walking around half naked...and it's a scary sight!

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  5. I think it is so important for children to love animals, nothing makes me sadder than a child (and his mom) who are afraid to death of a sweet little animal. I am lovin Rod...;D

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  6. Wow, thanks for the warning, I would have freaked! Glad the kids all got to play a bit, cooped up for sure!! And darn tired of it.

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  7. When I saw the feathers I thought the worst! We've had that happen a few times. So glad it's just molting. Those goats are so cute. I can see why you have them.

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  8. Nothing more fun than watching kids play with kids!

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  9. What a wonderful time for the Baby to have the Kids climbing all over him. The kids seem to be so much fun!!

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  10. There is just too much fun on your farm. Tyler and the goats make an adorable post.

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