Anyone ever put Dog winter jackets and boots on their Ducks or Chickens ??

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ladychicken&Ducklover, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. ladychicken&Ducklover

    ladychicken&Ducklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, Im at a feed store today when I just started thinking about those insulated, waterproof jackets that have the velcro straps under the

    dog's belly.

    The more I looked at these , the more I noticed that they are the same principle as Hen Aprons, but has more protection.

    I pictured my ducks with it on..there was nothing that would obstruct their bottoms, heads, etc.

    I looked at the " boots " that come with the jacket, and they look like they can fit on a duck's feet.

    I live in a Sub Zero area with winds making our temps sometimes -25 below 0.

    My ducks love to go outside of their nice warm coop, but then Ive seen them shiver alot. [​IMG]

    Has Anyone ever used these dog jackets and boots on their ducks or chickens?

    I dont know if I ever would, but Im just curious.

    Are there any such garments in existence?
     
  2. brambleberries

    brambleberries Out Of The Brooder

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    I've wondered the same thing! I've been seeing my ducks shiver ALL the time, and it makes me so sad. I feel like as long as the garment is not obstructing anything, then I don't see how it could be a problem. Of course, I could be wrong!
     
  3. ladychicken&Ducklover

    ladychicken&Ducklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking the same thing, that if nothing is blocked, why couldnt they be used .

    Anyone ever put dog winter jackets and boots on their ducks or chickens?
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't use dog jackets, but I knit or make my own from old jackets if there's a hen who moults in the winter.There are plenty of patterns on the web.

    I leave padded poultry saddles on a couple, too.
     

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