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Anyone use chicken saddles?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by marcyflock, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. marcyflock

    marcyflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all just needing some info please. I have a hen that has been introduced ( I thought) successfully 3 weeks ago. She was a bit plucked when I got her. She was fine until this week. Growing back in beautifully. Full top knot. Now most of her back is plucked , and some scabs. Anyone use a chicken saddle or apron? What type, brand, and where did u get it? Thank you so much. I've applied blue Kote to her back.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you have a rooster? They often can cause this damage by over breeding a hen. If not her coop mates are doing it to her. I know people use them to protect the skin while the feathers grow back. You may also want to get pinless peepers for the feather plucking birds in your flock. You can check out the hen aprons(saddles) and pinless peepers by putting the names in the search box.
     
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Diva gave you great advice. Good luck!
     
  4. marcyflock

    marcyflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you drumbeat stick diva. No rooster. She was also picking herself as I was putting on the blue Kote. Other hens most likely. Just ordered 2 apron/saddles that cover the tail area too. Hope they work.
     
  5. marcyflock

    marcyflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Auto correct. Sorry drumstick diva.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    If you want to go ahead and use a saddle while you wait on those you ordered, here's a link that shows you how to make a no sew one. Any fabric that does not fray should work: post #1

    If you sew, you could use anything and just zig zag the edges - denim or heavy cotton would be good choices. If you don't sew and only have woven fabrics, duct tape the edges.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Drumstick diva and sunflour have given you some good advice, hope it helps.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. marcyflock

    marcyflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Very much appreciate the helpful info. Just ordered a couple off eBay. They protect the tail area too. Thank you! All the dark blue area is bald. Poor thing [​IMG]
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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