My Silly Hen
Usually our chickens go through a very discreet winter moult, losing one little patch of feathers at a time, so you hardly notice it's happening. But not Eleanor. Poor girl–she seems to have dropped half her feathers at once. She looks like half a chicken. Fortunately chickens don't spend much time looking in the mirror, so she has no idea how silly she looks. Also–luckily for her–it has not been terribly cold yet. I hate the idea of her dropping all her feathers just when she needs them to keep her warm at night.