Pip’s New Coat

Pip is growing a new coat, but she’s taking rather a long time choosing her attire! Hens moult in the autumn and for the last few weeks Pip has looked a sorry state as her fine covering of feathers have literally fallen out and she’s become a shadow of her former self. One of the top hens she’d be first to the food and treats, making her presence known to the others, but now she hangs back and is a lot more cautious.

She’s still as lovely though and over the last few days – when the weather’s been at its coldest – new feathers have started to poke through and she’s starting to smarten herself up, ready for the winter ahead and it shouldn’t be long before she’s wearing a nice warm duvet over herself.

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