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Chicken diapers?

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I've got a polish pullet whose head is pecked bloody.  She's my favorite of the bunch, and is very quiet, calm and friendly.  I made the mistake of putting her back in the coop yesterday when her head was ALMOST fully feathered in, and this morning it's a bloody, bald mess. 

In the past, I've had her in a wire dog kennel, and she gets shavings all over the place, plus it starts to smell very quickly.  I put her in the rabbit hutch, but he's a lonely boy bunny...  and he is attracted to her.

So this morning I've got her in the house with me, and I'm looking at mypetchicken.com's chicken diapers.  Has anyone had experience with them?  I'm not thrilled about the idea, but it seems like it might be a good solution to Snowball's problem until she's fully feathered out.  Maybe she can move in with the cochin bantams when they're ready to go outside into their own coop.

I'd like input on diapers, how effective they are, how many I should get...  basically people's experience with them.  Thanks!

This was 3 days ago...  she doesn't look this good now.  :mad:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13038_pb040007.jpg

Wife of the best guy ever, mom of 5 sons and 1 daughter, living in heaven on earth.  We're owned by more chickens than I care to admit, a pit bull, a Jack Russell terrorist, a chia-poo, a bazillion cats and a huge guinea pig.
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Wife of the best guy ever, mom of 5 sons and 1 daughter, living in heaven on earth.  We're owned by more chickens than I care to admit, a pit bull, a Jack Russell terrorist, a chia-poo, a bazillion cats and a huge guinea pig.
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post #2 of 30

I'm so sorry about your girl. Why do the top-hatters get picked on so badly? If I had known about this when I first got started, I would have picked either all top-hatters or none. My poor Lulu gets beaten up everywhere she goes. She ends up sitting in the chicken house all day long, poor thing.

If someone uses these, can you please post a pic? I'm so curious about this. How the heck do you get a chicken to wear a diaper?

post #3 of 30
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She was my rare and exotic with my McMurray order.  I've got 3 other polish, but they're a few weeks older and have never been picked on.  This one started losing crest feathers in the brooder...

Wife of the best guy ever, mom of 5 sons and 1 daughter, living in heaven on earth.  We're owned by more chickens than I care to admit, a pit bull, a Jack Russell terrorist, a chia-poo, a bazillion cats and a huge guinea pig.
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Wife of the best guy ever, mom of 5 sons and 1 daughter, living in heaven on earth.  We're owned by more chickens than I care to admit, a pit bull, a Jack Russell terrorist, a chia-poo, a bazillion cats and a huge guinea pig.
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post #4 of 30

Here is a thread  with a free pattern. When my girls are grown, I think I will make a few. They would be good for isolation. Also we have had to hunker down for a few hurricanes.

post #5 of 30
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Thanks!  I printed the pattern, now I just need to read more about how to make it fit and put it on her.

Poor girl, her head looks like a strawberry, with a monk circle of feathers all around the bald patch.

Wife of the best guy ever, mom of 5 sons and 1 daughter, living in heaven on earth.  We're owned by more chickens than I care to admit, a pit bull, a Jack Russell terrorist, a chia-poo, a bazillion cats and a huge guinea pig.
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Wife of the best guy ever, mom of 5 sons and 1 daughter, living in heaven on earth.  We're owned by more chickens than I care to admit, a pit bull, a Jack Russell terrorist, a chia-poo, a bazillion cats and a huge guinea pig.
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post #6 of 30

Sorry about your hen, hope she gets to feeling better.


Edited by serendipity22 - 11/9/08 at 11:14am
post #7 of 30

NEVER  put a chicken back into the coop until they are completely healed. Even if they only have a little cut, the other chickens turn on them.

post #8 of 30
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Originally Posted by chickorama 

NEVER  put a chicken back into the coop until they are completely healed. Even if they only have a little cut, the other chickens turn on them.


I know that, dang it.  I feel so dumb. sad  She had just a little patch in the middle of her crest that the feathers weren't completely grown in.  I let her out to range with the others Friday afternoon, and when they all went to bed I shut the door and didn't even think about her being out there with the rest.  Yesterday morning when I got out there, she looked like this.  :mad:  All due to my thoughtlessness.

Wife of the best guy ever, mom of 5 sons and 1 daughter, living in heaven on earth.  We're owned by more chickens than I care to admit, a pit bull, a Jack Russell terrorist, a chia-poo, a bazillion cats and a huge guinea pig.
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I made a diaper with instructions on here, and I just don't think I understood correctly.  It didn't work, and she kept walking out of it.  So I searched online and found this video on youtube showing how to make a diaper.  It works great! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm_-glNJlns

If anyone else on here is instruction challenged and needs a video to understand how to make a diaper, this one's for you!

Wife of the best guy ever, mom of 5 sons and 1 daughter, living in heaven on earth.  We're owned by more chickens than I care to admit, a pit bull, a Jack Russell terrorist, a chia-poo, a bazillion cats and a huge guinea pig.
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post #10 of 30

Any place you can get chicken diapers?

1 Standard White Leghorn Cock, Bantams: 1 Blue Wyandotte cock and 1 hen, 2 black Wyandotte hens, 1 SLW hen, 2 Serama cocks, 3 Serama hens,1 Serama cockerel, 1 silkied Serama Cock  . Also Coturnix quail and Golden Yellow Pheasants.

Rest In Peace Sandy, Newbie, Coal, Diamond, my angel Coco, Krispy, Iona, Pearl and Claire....You will be missed forever.

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1 Standard White Leghorn Cock, Bantams: 1 Blue Wyandotte cock and 1 hen, 2 black Wyandotte hens, 1 SLW hen, 2 Serama cocks, 3 Serama hens,1 Serama cockerel, 1 silkied Serama Cock  . Also Coturnix quail and Golden Yellow Pheasants.

Rest In Peace Sandy, Newbie, Coal, Diamond, my angel Coco, Krispy, Iona, Pearl and Claire....You will be missed forever.

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