Coco is bald.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    For those of you who remember Herbert the hen, we didn't have her long enough to experience a full moulting process. Well, Coco is nearly a year old now and has begun to moult. Her head and upper neck are now bald with teeny little feathers growing back in, she has only two long tail feathers left, and the rest of her looks like she got s ucked through a vacuum and spat out again (there are feathers all over the coop and run). She looks so pathetic, it's actually quite funny. :rofl: The other girls show now signs yet, but I'm sure it's not far off...
  2. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Awww....poor Coco....are all of the chickens calling her names? ☺
  3. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Where are the pics?????? I have never seen a bird moult. For some reason Goldi never totally moulted. At times some of her feathers came out, and she would get scruffy looking, but in about 2 weeks she was back to sleek and pretty.

    Give her a treat for me. It isn't easy being featherless!
  4. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I've never seen it either. Pics please!!!
  5. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Change in temps = moulting. She'll be fine as long as she's not plucking. Chickens don't usually do that (sorry, but they're too stupid). They do like a nice bath every few days and a good scratching to remove the casing that comes on each feather.

    Coco will be in style for the winter!!

  6. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Okay, I'll see if I can snap a picture of her :) Abbey, my birds HATE water. Ever heard of the phrase, "Mad as a wet hen"? Well that's them!
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Ohhhh I've never seen it either!! Would love a picture.

    Now see, she'll be all done with her moulting and will be able to stick her tongue out at all the others when they start and she's got all pretty new feathers. lol
  8. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Okay, I probably used a little poetic license, but here's a picture of Coco:

    And for contrast, here's a picture of Minerva (same breed, same age):

    And guess what? Here's Coco's shaggy chicken butt:

    And here's Minerva's fine feathered butt:
  9. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Awwww...poor thing. Good thing she doesn't have a mirror. :tongue:
  10. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    She's just getting ready to do the naked chicken dance...keeping her liver inside, where it belongs.
  11. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    :rofl: Mary, you are too funny!
  12. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    LOL Mary!!!

    Awww, poor baby. You be sure to remind her she gets to make fun at the other girls when it's their turn.