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Ok my girls have had the company of a few roosters.  This last one is a beauty and doesnt attack me (oh boy what a bonus)  the girls like him too.  However his technique stinks and the girls have feather loss from treading.  I have made aprons that are perfect however they arent wearing them because Im concerned that the rain will soak them and the birds will suffer and in summer it is over 100 degrees and they will be too hot!  In the mean time my girls are looking pretty poorly.  Any input here?  SHould I just put them on?  Also there are a few birds that act psycho when I put the aprons on them.  Should I just leave them be?

Mom to 4 boys, 2 horses, 3 dogs and 15  chickens and 6 guineas, 7 turkeys, 7 goats!  I'm thrilled to run a successful little venture called Tombstone Eggery & Aprons!
(not a showbird kinda girl...just wanna have a bouquet of birds and eggs(and goats, and horse...you get the idea!  LOL)

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Mom to 4 boys, 2 horses, 3 dogs and 15  chickens and 6 guineas, 7 turkeys, 7 goats!  I'm thrilled to run a successful little venture called Tombstone Eggery & Aprons!
(not a showbird kinda girl...just wanna have a bouquet of birds and eggs(and goats, and horse...you get the idea!  LOL)

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If this rooster is under a year old, he will be much better after he matures. Young ones are like teenage boys and their hormones are in overdrive. With maturity comes more gentlemanly behavior. .......Pop

In God We Trust

Siyah Rampuri Asil, White Chinese, Emden, and African Geese, Guineas, a Rottweiler (Bella), and a Yellow Lab (Booger). Fifty five years with chickens and still learning.

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In God We Trust

Siyah Rampuri Asil, White Chinese, Emden, and African Geese, Guineas, a Rottweiler (Bella), and a Yellow Lab (Booger). Fifty five years with chickens and still learning.

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Yes, the hens will adjust to wearing the aprons. They do act psycho when you first install them. Walking backwards is my favorite!

 

Do you sew your own aprons? If so, why not get some mesh material, like they use for the liner in swimming trunks, and sew summer-weight aprons for the fleet?

One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, two EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, five Welsummer hens, and one twenty-year old cat who is wary of all of them.
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One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, two EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, five Welsummer hens, and one twenty-year old cat who is wary of all of them.
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