Big Scaredy-cat Chickens!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by newchickmom, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    I have read about a lot of people who use the chick-aprons for molting and such. Soo, I decided to try a couple on hens that have molted and are bare-backed right now, just to protect their backs from pecking and the roo.
    I put them on 2 of the chickens ALL of them just freaked out! [​IMG] I couldn't figure out , at first, what was wrong. Then I realized they were all running from the girls who had the aprons on. [​IMG] The funniest part was, the girls with the aprons were running too, trying to get away from some unknown baddie. [​IMG]
    Needless to say, I had to catch the 2 girls and remove their aprons. I had put brown and tan print colored aprons on black chickens and I guess the others just didn't recognize them. [​IMG] Should I try again with aprons the same coler as the chickens?
  2. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Songster

    Dec 29, 2008
    Meridian Idaho
    HA HA I don't know what you should do I just think that its funny the ones that were wearing them were running around! [​IMG]
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I thought it took about 30 minutes for them to get accustomed to changes such as peepers, aprons, and diapers. You might want to try again.

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