Chicken apron creates chaos

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WickedChicksNH, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. WickedChicksNH

    WickedChicksNH Crowing

    Oct 2, 2017
    New Hampshire
    I got some chicken aprons for my girls because my brahma is really causing damage to them

    I put one in Sally my nh red, as you can see in the pic her feathers are already destroyed

    I put it on and all he'll broke loose but kind of in a humourous way. All I needed was benny's hill music

    I put her down and off she ran in all directions plowing over other chickens
    All of them started squaking, some are running around in confusion.
    Floyd my frizzle polish had to be caged because he just kept going after her apron
    Hes never bothered her before, but is determined to get that apron

    Dilemma is do I wait for them and her to get used to it or just take it off
    I still have my golden laced wyandotte to put it on and she will not like it but her back is bald from Zeus

    She is upstairs in my office right now healing a leg

    Anyone had this happen ?
    And I think she looks beautiful with it

  2. FortCluck

    FortCluck Crowing

    Sep 9, 2019
    Central Virginia
    :lau I can just see this now!

    Hoping someone has more information on this. I don't have issues with my roosters causing damage to my pullets or hens.
  3. MotherHen75

    MotherHen75 Songster

    Dec 18, 2018
    South Carolina
    First of all, that apron is adorable. Two of my hens have the apron/saddles on since they lost most of their backfeathers and the talons of the rooster made holes and scabbing that just kept getting worse. Aprons on, healing up great! It’s really weird how bothered they are about it... Mine almost didn’t even realize it was on. Maybe it’s too tight? Or maybe try a more concealing color so they don’t notice it as much?
  4. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

    Jan 14, 2017
    It may take time but they'll get used to it. Much better than having her back damaged and destroyed by the rooster.
    She looks like a pretty little country girl in that dress! :)
  5. WickedChicksNH

    WickedChicksNH Crowing

    Oct 2, 2017
    New Hampshire
    Ya know I was like maybe it is the red color that is catching their eye
    Maybe I will dye it a lighter color

    It's not tight at all, I think it's just something very new to her. She is 4 years old never had something put on her
  6. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

    Dec 19, 2013
    Olathe Colorado
    I've been very lucky in that I've never had to use aprons, so I don't really have any advice to offer. I agree with @MotherHen75 maybe try a different color that blends in better? :idunno
    The Benny Hill comment made me actually laugh out loud :D
  7. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    I have not had to use them but got a great giggle yours antics
  8. DottieMinerva

    DottieMinerva In the Brooder

    Sep 22, 2019
    South Florida
    I picked up 2 adopted girls who were henpecked pretty bad and put the same apron on (I get a lot of laughs for putting the girls in dresses). I put them on at night when everyone was sleepy and they pretty much went right back to sleep. I do have a red light on in the coop 24/7 to dissuade from wound pecking. Not sure this is a 100% solution but maybe can help for the next girl

  9. WickedChicksNH

    WickedChicksNH Crowing

    Oct 2, 2017
    New Hampshire
    This is the damage creator
    And those extra large toes of his
    That is my foot he is standing on so you can see how large and I wear a 9 1/2
    He is only 6 months old so this is his first puberty
    He is actually a very sweet guy just not very gentle when showing his uh love lol
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  10. WickedChicksNH

    WickedChicksNH Crowing

    Oct 2, 2017
    New Hampshire
    Omg how sweet are they!!!!
    Good ideas i will try them
    BirdsBeesTrees and BigBlueHen53 like this.

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