Check out my new CUSTOM chicken saddle!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by littlelemon, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. littlelemon

    littlelemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered a custom saddle from Marion at www.mbldesigns.com and I am so thrilled!
    My poor EE hen's back has just been shredded by my roo. She is his favorite and none of the other hens are having problems, but she is a mess. Maybe it's because she is a little smaller than my other hens and my roo is so heavy. Anyway, I wanted a saddle to make her a little more comfortable, so I emailed Marion to see if she would sew a custom Buckeye saddle for me. Doesn't it look great? I am hoping that she can grow some feathers back under the saddle in time for the winter. Marion also makes an apron that covers the shoulders and I may get one of those at some point.
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    Marion did such a fantastic job, I highly recommend her!
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Too cute! The last pic, it looks like she KNOWS that she is CUTE & feels pretty! [​IMG]
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I love it! [​IMG] I'm sure your hen will be much appreciative of it as well. [​IMG]
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Very nice!
     
  5. 2kool2

    2kool2 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's wild.Never seen one before.
     
  6. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is neat!!! Was it easy to put it on her? [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have several girls in saddles right now, mainly my Blue Orps since there are only two ladies for Big Ol' Suede right now, and they are showing some real wear and tear. The feathers will grow back right under the saddles, too. I just take them off on occasion for them to get a good dustbath and/or dust them with DE underneath. They do fine with them. Here's one of my girls in a saddle awhile back, made by a BYCer.
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  8. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
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    Those are very Vogue fashion!!! A++++++++++ [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Best dressed chickens in town!! Runway models even!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's very nice! [​IMG]

    And, Speckled Hen, your girl looks very fetching in hers, too! [​IMG]
     
  10. littlelemon

    littlelemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, catching her was the hard part [​IMG]
    Marion makes the saddles so there is elastic that goes around the wings. You don't have to stretch the elastic around the wings though, she has snaps on the elastic that snap onto the saddle. It is very easy and fits great!
     

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