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Apron/ saddle questions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jonezjollyfarm, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my 2nd year with chickens first big molt. After mating season I hand some bare backed girls. So I decided I'd try saddles this next season and have been making them. Question 1: is it worth is? Question 2: isn't it going to rub under their wings? Question 3: how the heck to you get them to hold still long enough to get it on?
    I get that there will be an adjustment period for them to get used to having it on but the one hen I did get one on was NOT happy
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I've put saddles on my rooster's favorites before if they need it and they get used to it within a few minutes.

    What's your rooster to hen ratio?
     
  3. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not enough hens lol I'm working on fixing that new pulleys should arrive this week.
     

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