Bad Feather Days

The Girls are looking a little rough around the edges lately. At 17 months old, they are going through their first molt. I had no idea they’d look so ragged. We have some bad feather days ahead!

the girls are molting

Miri and Gilfy on the other hand, at six months old, are quite beautiful.

Miri and Gilfy

They’ve adapted to living in the coop with the other big chickens, but aren’t part of the larger flock. Thery’re such a pair, spending every moment of the day together. They make a cute little chicken couple!

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