anyone sell chicken saddles?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ams3651, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I wasnt sure what section to put this. I have a girl who is Dons favorite and shes missing a bit of feathers on her back. Shes not cut but Id like to prevent it. My sewing machine cord is broke so I cant make one. Does anyone sell them?
  2. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    If you can't find anyone with some already made then let me know and I'll make some. Also if you will catch your roo once a month and clip his nails (like you would a dog's) then that will solve alot of the problem.
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    although he has always had an interest in me its a 3 man job to catch him [​IMG]
  4. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    I recently had to deal with a dozen or so bare backed hens due to amorous roos. One or two had even gotten sliced pretty deeply on side flank and my roos don't even have spurs yet.

    So at roosting time when they returned to coop I cut strips of duct tape and put across the bare back of each female. (Lift the wings so you don't tape them down and cut it long enough to cover the back and go slightly down the sides)

    They all looked pretty funny in their new chicken fashions but it did the trick. It fell off after about a week and there was new feather growth on each hen - nice and fuzzy. I need to do it again since they've all lost their "chicken tape" now.

    Edited to add: Here's a picture - you can see two of the hens wearing their "chicken tape" in this picture with my peacocks. The wings hide most of it.

    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008

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