Myself and many others have been looking for ways to help our hens from over-exhuberant Roos and I FINALLY found the solution.
Here's one link about the who, what, when, where, why, etc....This one has wing tips, which I need for one of my hens. This newsletter of sorts has advertisements on it, but it'll give you the basics. Here is an excerpt; ..."To make a saddle proportioned for a Rhode Island Red hen, you will need two pieces of denim or canvas 6-3/8" x 9", two pieces of 1/4" elastic and thread...."
Here's a very good step by step pattern and one that I am probably going to use the most. I am raising some beautiful heritage breeds (only babies right now) and I do not want them to go through what my RIR's are going through.
Here's a video on how to put it on!
I am going to make some and will add pics later. I'm going to use a light cotton with the inside webb for durability. I'm not going to use patterned fabric because some colors and fabric make my Rooster go crazy. I'm just gonna stick with a basic solid.
If you make these already and have pictures, please share! If you decide to make them like I am, post pics too!
Edited by Whispering_Raven - 7/15/12 at 8:58am