Chicken Diapers/It came!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SHELLY, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. SHELLY

    SHELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at mypetchicken.com to find out about diapers. Has anyone ordered these? Do you ony get 1 diaper or a pack of them? Do you wash and reuse? I've never kept a chicken indoors, but we have a silkie inside in a carrier and have been letting her roam the house this morning. I follow her around cleaning up. Hubby says to make one, but I don't know how. I don't sew either.
     
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  2. SHELLY

    SHELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I'm disappointed that no one gave me an opinion. I went ahead and ordered one for $12 plus a stupid $8 shipping. Guess I'll find out the answers to my questions when it gets here.

    However, I have been really enjoying watching my silkie roam the house.
     
  3. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Shelly, I didn't order mine from there, but from a BYC member. She does beautiful work. I mainly ordered it in case of any chicken emergencies, so I haven't had to use it yet. I do bring chickens in the house to visit, but we just keep them on the tile floor in the kitchen and off the carpet areas. I have had to use the saddle guard that I purchased from her.

    Here's the site if you want to check it out.
    (Julie) AKA as 2mnypets

    http//:triplemfarmchickens.angelfire.com

    You can look her up on the userlist and send her a PM if you have any questions.

    Edited b/c I posted 2mnypets site wrong! Ooops! [​IMG]
     
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  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Shelly, I think most people that make their own buy one first, to see how they are made. It's nice to be able to have a spare, when one is in the wash. Some people line them with a plastic sandwich bag and some people use a woman's mini-pad.

    There are at least a couple of people making them to sell, as chicken diapers. That basic style of garment has been around for quite awhile for parrot owners and for them, is known as a flight suit.

    I hope you enjoy yours!
     
  5. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    I ordered mine from 2mnypets and they work great!
    They are also super cute - check out Zela stylin [​IMG]

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  6. Xtradust

    Xtradust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do the straps go? I can't picture tying something onto a chicken. ??? [​IMG]

    It looks like it has a pouch. Is that right?

    Thx,
    Matt
     
  7. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so part goes under the wing and around the breast and then tied right there by the tail?
     
  8. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    It has velcro. The front straps are one piece that slips over the head.
     
  9. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    2mnypets does beautiful work and she has a variety of patterns to choose from, so you should go check out her site. She is very quick and will customize the saddle guard according to your chicken's size. I'm very pleased with mine. I haven't had to use the diaper yet, but I have used the saddle guard. My chicken got used to it very quickly.
     
  10. SHELLY

    SHELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that's just great! I love the pictures.

    So washable or disposable?
     

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