Romance author Starr Ambrose /
Thoughts on writing and my rural life
the barn in fall
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Autumn Nudity in the Hen House
This is what I saw when I opened the door to the chicken coop this morning. Looks like a massacre!
Nope, just the stupid fall molting season. Stupid, because they wait until the first cold weather hits, then go, Oh yeah, I need a new coat for winter. Then they ditch the old one. Most of that's from just one chicken, one of the leghorn girls.
She doesn't look too happy about it, either. I heard her grumbling, "Damn it, do you have to take my picture when I look like this?" Then she came over and pecked my camera. And the buttons on my shirt. And my knee. Because you never know when something might be edible. So I turned over some dirt and let her eat her fill of a chicken delicacy - worms. Ugh.
After they pass that cute fluffy chick stage, there is nothing nice about chickens.