chicken diaper trouble.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gameboygal12, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. gameboygal12

    gameboygal12 Songster

    Feb 24, 2010
    So I finally made a chicken diaper. it's fits perfectly. but my chicken started freaking out and flopping around like she lost her balance! is she just not used to having something on her? will she get used to it? O yea and she's a OEGB hen.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Leave it on her, she'll get used to it. I had the same thing happen a couple years ago when I first put chicken saddles on several of my roosters favorite hens, by the third or fourth day they were used to it.
  3. whillo

    whillo Songster

    Mar 6, 2009
    Willamette Valley
    Kind of reminds me of the first time I put a collar on my Blue Heeler. She started screaming... I mean screaming. Then the rolling started. All over the kitchen, knocking into cabinets. We were laughing, but a little worried. The next day, she was fine with it. Glad to know there might be another show in my future![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  4. Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    Pendleton County, WV
    I make diapers for my chickens and have started to make them to sell at Chic Chix Chicken Diapers and what I have found trying many styles on many chickens is that if they roll around and act weird the fit is wrong. The ones I am making now are of lycra and stretchy fleece and I do not use velcro because it is thick and bulky. Mine either button on (adjustable buttonholes and buttons) for chicks and silkies or are held on with an elastic drawstring and cord-locks. Since I have about 50 chickens I have plenty to try them out on and if they don't walk around like nothing is happening there is a problem with the fit, IMHO.

    Good Luck, Carol

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