April 19, 2014 is the date for the 6th Annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour®, with coop viewing from 10am-4pm. Since that’s six months away, what’s better for a Funky Chicken Coop Tour fan than a fall interview with tour organizer, and founder of the Urban Poultry Association of Texas, Inc., Michelle Hernandez? 2014 planning is already underway. Make sure to sign up online to volunteer. Read on for more news!
Archives for October 2013
Molting hens really do look like zombies. Photo: Author
Like most normal people, I didn’t think much about molted feathers before I had chickens. Now, with a dozen hens, someone’s always molting at least a little. And our oldest hen, a white Leghorn named Wanda, molts like it’s an Olympic sport. At least once a year, her feathers fall out in clumps and she struts around with bald pink patches of flesh exposed. Friends are horrified. They expect me to take action. One even knitted Wanda a sweater.