Hatty The Hen Is Moulting

Hatty The Hen is moulting at the moment. She started to lose some of her feathers back in August and it was a little worrying when there was no sign of Hatty just a pile of white feathers. Had a fox or dog got her? No thank goodness.

Then I worried that Hatty was ill but I soon realised that she was just moulting. It did look a bit scary when her tail feathers disappeared but they are growing back now.

New Feathers For Hatty

New Feathers For Hatty

New Tail Feathers For Hatty

New Tail Feathers For Hatty

Here is Hatty a few days ago and if you look carefully at her feathers you will see that the new feathers have a slight yellow tinge to them.