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This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

A Chicken Just Mooned Me

Monday, February 27, 2012

I didn't make it over the strip wallpaper yesterday, because I stepped outside and discovered it was 63 degrees in late February.  There was no way I was going to waste such a beautiful day inside!

The girls were calling to me because they wanted to get out and enjoy the day also.

Let us out!

There were many tasty bugs and tidbits to eat in the backyard buffet.

But then I saw something out of the corner of  my eye.....

Did I really see that?

Yep.  There's a full moon out tonight!

Seems my babies are starting to molt.  I had been keeping an eye on Henrietta, the smallest Austrolorp, because I thought she was being picked on, but I could never see any bullying going on.  She started looking a little raggy and then was losing here feather around her neck and base of her tail.  I caught her so that I could look at her closely and she now has quills sticking out, so her feathers are starting to regrow. 

But now some of the other Austrolorps and at least one of the Barred Rocks are looking raggy and Kermit, the hen in the picture above, and one other Austie have bald butts. 

Normal fluffy hen butt on the left.  Embarrassing Kojak look on the right.

OMG, how embarrassing.  At least it's warm so their derrieres won't freeze!


  1. Oh, she is bare bottomed! We have a hen named Henrietta too :-)

  2. LOL! That's funny! I've never been mooned by a chicken before!

  3. Poor chickens! They'll look prettier than ever after they molt. Great shots!

  4. Too funny... you made me chuckle!


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