How To Make A Chicken Diaper - A How-To With Pictures

By Chicks Galore3 · Jun 10, 2013 · Updated Jun 20, 2013 · ·
  1. Chicks Galore3
    Why would one want a diaper for a chicken? So it can come in the house, of course! This is perfect for a spoiled pet chicken who will be allowed in the house, or if you have no choice and need to take a sick/injured chicken inside. After looking and looking for a diaper pattern and having no success, I decided to sit down and make my own. The first couple tries ended in oopsies and messes, but I finally found the perfect solution, and this one has been a success!

    Things you'll need -
    Fabric of choice (perferably soft material.)
    Elastic (thin, easy to stretch kind.)
    2 buttons
    sewing machine

    First things first – measure your chicken. You can see in the picture where to measure. (These are roughly what my measurments were.)


    Base of tail to base of neck – 5 inches
    Upper chest to vent – 10 inches
    Width of tail – 3 inches
    Width of neck – 3 inches
    The width of the chest piece and back piece should be 2 inches or so. (smaller if a bantam/young chicken.)
    To make the poop pouch – cut out to 3 inch square pieces out of your selected fabric, sew them with right sides together, then flip right side out.
    So now you should have –
    4 short elastics
    1 chest piece
    1 back piece
    1 poop pouch
    Now to fit all the pieces together…
    Sew poop pouch onto one end of the chest piece. (It should resemble a shovel when you are done.)


    Sew the 4 elastics onto the 4 corners of the back piece. Sew buttons onto the front 2 elastics.


    Attach the back piece onto the chest piece by sewing the elastics onto the 2 front corners.

    All done!


    Line the pouch with paper towels, securing with tape if need be. Dispose dirty towels to clean.
    To put it on a chicken, put the chickens head through the middle to elastics, bring the back piece over the head, the poop pouch through the legs, and button. The chicken might fuss with it, but just make sure s/he has enough room around the neck and s/he'll be fine. ;) If you have any trouble, please comment or send me a Private Message! Enjoy!

    Want to see me make something else? Chicken outfits? Chicken sweaters for late molters? PM me!

    No chickens were harmed in the making of this diaper - one chicken may have eaten too many oats as the owner tried to put it on for the first time, however. :)

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    "good article"
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  3. karenerwin
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 30, 2018
    Where/what are you buttoning the buttons to? I didn't see anywhere where you told us to cut button holes.
    This is a very interesting idea. I am sure that some people will find this very useful!
    Thank you for sharing your pattern. Can you update to show a photo of a chicken that is wearing one of these diapers?


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  1. Dandy's mom
    can you post a pic of a bird in the thing please? It would help to see the position of it.
  2. Mrshuckleberry
    This is an amazing how-to! Thank you so much for posting progress photos of the project, incredibly helpful. :D
  3. TCCL
    I’m not seeing any buttonholes or instructions how to button it up. Please advise!
  4. DemeetreeTheTinyChicken
    how long are the elastics?
  5. sassysarah
    Cool! NICE JOB!
  6. BantyChooks
    Nice article.
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  8. Jersey101
    Thank you for this - one of our chickens was injured in a dog attack and it looks like she's never going to regain movement in one knee (her lower leg just sort of hangs there, but she can move her toes and is hopping around quite happily just using her limp leg for balance) so I'm making her a diaper so she doesn't have to be alone in her pen outside while I'm indoors!
    Soon she'll be able to hop around the house where I can keep an eye on her.
  9. peep peep peep
    If you had the diaper on the chicken and almost always had it on her would you make a second pouch for egg laying?
  10. Chicks Galore3
    I've never had a diaper on a chicken long enough to find an egg in it. I like making extra big pouches. Changing it depends on the chicken, how much and how big it poos. ;)
  11. brooklynbirds18
    Not to get nasty but does this mean ill pull the hens egg out of a bunch of poop? I mean I can let them just lay it first but tat would kind of defeat the purpose of letting her be indoors, plus I don't know her egg laying schedule lol.. What do you guys do ? And how often would I be changing the inner pouch to discard the poop? Thanks
  12. Aaisha
    i have one question.... every time the chicken messes the pouch(she will) do you have to change the diaper? meaning you will have to make so many? will you have to discard them each time s/he does a poop? or just simply make one and keep washing it? please help.
  13. Nutcase
    Nice work Chicks Galore :)
  14. Rezia
    I bought one online with a similar design! I guess I could've made one! :)
  15. Chicks Galore3
    Sorry I didn't see this earlier - I don't actually, I should try and get one up. (although my camera is having issues...)
  16. earthfriendlyfarm
    Do you by chance have a picture of a chicken wearing one? I am having a bit of trouble visualizing it, but surely have use for some. Thank you for the great idea
  17. earlybird10842
  18. Chicks Galore3
    Your welcome! If you have any trouble, PM me! I'd be happy to help. :)
  19. april29
    Well...everyone rolls their eyes at me but hey, who cares. Im making one for Henrietta ;) Thanks
  20. TheCrazyClucker

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