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Hey y'all,

I hope this is the right forum, I wasn't sure which forum would be best to post this in.

For those who have read my thread "Best Breed of Chicken?", I am wanting to have a chicken tame enough to take places with me and be a "chicken ambassador" of sorts. I've noticed a lot of stigmatism with chickens and would like to change that.

I've ordered my chicken ambassadors, and now I'm trying to work out all of the technicalities of taking a chicken places. I think the best way would be to put a diaper on the chicken, along with a harness. All of the diapers I've seen go under the wing and around the chest, but I feel like that would be a lot in conjunction with a harness. So, my question is, does anyone know of a diaper that attaches to the harness? If it's possible, I would like it to be minimal, with luck people will be holding and petting this chicken.

Also, if anyone has reccomendations for a harness, that would be much appreciated. I've seen the chicken harnesses, what do y'all think of them? They seem bulky to me, but would it be more comfortable on the chicken? Currently I'm thinking of a harness similar to a flight harness for parrots, they look like a nylon dog harness just bird sized.

I would love to hear people's thoughts on this, and any tips they may have. Putting a chicken on a leash and taking it places is completely different territory for me, but I think it will be a blast.smile.png

Thanks everyone!
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I think the main thing is to have a very docile, friendly breed.   I don't know that you can teach a chicken to walk on a leash BUT, I'm sure it would let you trail behind.  I have heard of others taking chickens into pet shops that allow it,  either with the chicken sitting in the   cart, or carried by their owner.  That may be the best thing, to prevent someone/thing from stepping on them or a predator dashing in to grab them.

 

Even in the Chicago suburbs, hawks and coyotes were grabbing chickens and other leashed pets, in the blink of an eye.  You would have to have lightning fast reflex to save the

day.

 

You might even get a small chicken to sit in those carrier packs that hold babies on the front of their mother.

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