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

  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.)

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    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.)


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

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

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    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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  1. sassysarah123
  2. BantyChooks
    oh wow!! thats really helpful.
  3. Book Em Danno25
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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. ;)
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Nutcase
    Nice work Chicks Galore :)
  10. Rezia
    I bought one online with a similar design! I guess I could've made one! :)

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