Jean jacket hen gets a new fleece jacket today. I took her jean jacket away a couple of weeks ago, in the rainy time just before they went in the greenhouse, and immediately felt sorry for her, seeing her no-necking with the three feathers on her back standing up, for insulation. She’s having a hard time regrowing feathers. Lots of them seem to be broken off. She’s a low chicken, but I haven’t seen her being mated or beat up on, she’s just in hard shape. Her feet are in bad shape, her wing feathers are sparse. She was bad off when she got here, and it hasn’t got much better for her.
Anyway, she must be as comfortable as possible, so she gets a winter jacket.
Then the looky-lous come.
You see, she looks like she feels pretty good about it. She got inspected (no pecking), and just hung out on the hay bale for a bit. Cozier now.
BTW, the chicken who sits, er, sat, has made a total recovery, stopped dragging her butt, and is now indistinguishable from all the other tail-up chickens. Yay!