So, way back in January, Haley’s butt went bald. I blamed feather picking, and it’s still the only logical conclusion. I waited the longest time for her to refeather, but she has maintained a very sore looking, bald, red butt all these months. I’d given up that feathers were forthcoming, and crossed my fingers that they’d come back in after 1.0’s first molt this fall.
So, imagine my surprise when I returned from our Maine vacation to see this:
Pin feathers on Haley’s bald butt!
Why now? Will the new feathers be allowed to grow, or will her butt be plucked anew? How will I tell her and Hermione apart if the feathers grown back in? If they grow back, will she lay a proper egg again?
Never thought I’d have so many burning questions about a chicken’s butt…