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

ladychicken&Ducklover

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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.
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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?
 

brambleberries

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Jan 11, 2012
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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!
 

pgpoultry

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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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