CHICKEN DIAPERS: instructions, how to, advice!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Shared Acres, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I needed to make some chicken diapers and I've been searching the web for patterns. Here is the info I have found.

    VIDEO HOW TO
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm_-glNJlns


    Sock pattern one: http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/sancha49/diapers/cd398d0b.jpg


    PLACES TO BUY
    BYC member: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=18446
    http://www.bird-diaper.com/
    http://www.eggbid.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1220824850

    Have also seen them on ebay. Suprised none are on etsy.com

    Would love to actually find a pattern!
     
  2. kpara

    kpara Out Of The Brooder

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    why would u put a dipper on a chicken???
     
  3. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's been asked many times before on this board in general. I'm sure you could search it and get many answers.

    1-If the chicken is sick and has to be brought inside.
    2-You just feel like bringing him inside.



    Does anyone have a pattern?
     
  4. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    theres a cloth diaper for a human baby pattern out there in cyber land i thought could be modified and scaled to chicken use...
     
  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, I just made one and my silkie seems quite freaked out by it.

    It's not strangling her or anything but she is attacking the pouch (kind of like "my feathers never used to feel this way, what the...") and occasionally walking backwards!

    Any help or advice?
     
  6. bluesquaretatt2

    bluesquaretatt2 Out Of The Brooder

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    She'll get used to it. My silkie chicken did the same thing until I made her one that fit correctly.
     
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That's how I feel, why do you want a chicken running around your house. If I have a sick bird its in a cage in the garage. I don't want to change any chicken diapers yuck!!!!
     
  8. CuriousChicken

    CuriousChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster did the same thing when I first put him in his harness!! Not only did he attack the harness and walk backwards but once he was finaly fed up he just droped his chest to the floor and rested his beak in front of him, it was the most pathetic thing I had ever seen! I'm expecting the same song and dance when I put the nappie on for the first time!
     
  9. Hyline

    Hyline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No different to a dog or cat running around the house, or even a kid .. chickens are cleaner and smell better, and chicken nappies are far more pleasant to change than baby nappies .. so what's the big deal?

    My hens got used to theirs fairly quickly, and know that nappies mean snuggles inside or an exciting car trip, and they are more than happy to have them on [​IMG]
     
  10. Fussy8

    Fussy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats a nappie? Do u have a pic?
     

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