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Chicken Saddle Help

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LDR2, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. LDR2

    LDR2 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2015
    Edinburg, Tx
    I'm not sure If I should use Athletic mesh (bottom) and regular material (top) to make a chicken saddle. I live in South Texas weather can go from 90 to 100+ depending on the day. I need a chicken saddle, my girl Pocahontas, is losing her feather from our rooster. Apparently she's one good looking hen. Any ideas? I need saddle to be cool and not over heat her but also protect her.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I have had bare backed hens before. I wouldn't use a saddle unless the skin is getting damaged as chickens can quickly overheat. I would check your roosters nails and spurs and trim if necessary. Otherwise I would remove the rooster temporarily before I put a saddle on a hen. Otherwise she should be fine missing feathers, a few of mine will have skin showing by fall, but the molt will fix them all up again.

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