Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chicken Chat with Betty

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Betty started laying again this week. She’s been eating like crazy and her comb has turned such a brilliant red. Ever since her fall molt, I have noticed her getting prettier and prettier.
P1030090  When she came to us last spring, she had survived a hawk attack and her back was all scared up. Her previous owner had done a great job nursing her back to health, but I thought she would never have regular back feathers and I was ok with that. We loved her just the way she was. But, it seems Betty has a bustle and it’s big and pretty. She’s not any pure breed she’s half Langshan half Sussex. Lately though she’s been looking Orpingtony.
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She hasn’t been letting her new prettiness go to her head though. She’s still on the lookout for hawks and teaching the next generation to do the same.
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I've hopped into the Barnhop

4 comments:

  1. She looks beautiful. Mine didn't molt this year. Last year they molted like crazy. I don,t know what happened this year.

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  2. She has become a wise old bird! She is a pretty girl!

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  3. Thanks for visiting!

    Michelle, Mine have never molted to the point of naked chicken status. It just looks like a feather pillow exploded for a couple of days and they look a little ragged. Maybe yours did a mini molt.

    Melodie, Thank you, I hope she doesn't let it go to her head. She's already the queen of the flock.

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  4. Your post made me smile...she is a pretty one for sure.

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