Can I use a small dog harness for a chicken

BaaKaaawk

Crowing
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Apr 4, 2011
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LOL! You *can try* but a chicken is not really known as a walking bird. A dog harness isn't shaped for a chicken so it will likely work, but not be the most ergonomically correct for the chicken. They do sell chicken harnesses on amazon for like $15... but your odds of actually getting a chicken to walk on the harness are pretty low.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F7V4L6G/?tag=backy-20
 

townchicks

Free Ranging
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I would not use that harness on a chicken. It's just not designed for a chicken body. I think you should get one specifically for chickens. You can "walk" chickens on a leash, but it's not like walking a dog. Basically, you just follow them where they want to go. The leash is just to prevent them from flying off, or walking someplace you don'y want them to.
 

Trellinius

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As BaaKaaawk mentioned, you can't really "walk" your chickens. But I have had times when I needed to keep a chicken confined - for instance, bringing home a new roo that wanted to wander off . . . In such cases I have used a light rope / twine with a noose on it around their leg. Then I tie the other end to a tree or stake. This keeps them where they need to be without the heavy and cumbersome harness.
 

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