Apparently shiny feathers are a sign of a healthy hen. That’s great news! Both my hens have gorgeous shiny feathers, and I just love watching them glisten in the sunlight.
Bertie, my black australorp has a beautiful dark green sheen to her feathers. Unfortunately she’s too quick, and I haven’t managed to photograph that particular shade just yet (I’m never at the right angle to capture the green colour). All in good time.