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.
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.