The girls are much more subdued when it gets this cold. They are also still molting which is very tiring. Coco and Poppy are just finishing up molting and Honey is just beginning.
I do try and let them out of their run into the big garden once a day. And they come up to me to see if I've brought them a treat. Once that's gone, they just go stand under a bush where they feel safe.
Below are some photos of the girls from last weekend. The orange treat is an overripe persimmon.
|Poppy still needs to push out a few last feathers but she's got a full tail once again. And she knows how to rock that tail, wagging it and working it for agility as she works the garden.|
|Honey on the left is just starting to really molt. But being a HUGE fluffy bird, you'll probably never be able to tell. Coco is just finishing and is fully feathered and soooo beautiful.|
|Honey had some messy fluffy feathers and since she's molting I just oped to cut them out rather than give her a bath. But I cut too many and she's got a bit of a hole on her backside. Ops!|
I didn't plan on getting eggs from the girls until March when the days are noticeably warmer and longer. But Coco squatted for me yesterday. Something she hasn't done since she started molting back in September. So I might be back in the egg business sooner than anticipated.