Saturday, October 30, 2010

molt


Only one brown egg yesterday. It will be time for the red hens to molt soon and the brown eggs will be scarce. The good news was I got 4 blue/green eggs. Janet has people who want to buy the blue eggs only! The chuickens that laid the first time this spring will molt and loose a lot of feathers . production falls off then begines to pick up in January for another year. By the way they grow new feathers and have a nice warm coat for winter.
This is a nutural occurance that happens every fall. I wonder if the wild birds molt?
I am going to town when Janet gets up to take me.

1 comment:

Sister--Three said...

I am getting several eggs each day.
I like the little bantie ones the best. I think the blue egg layers are banties too?!