Chicken saddle nightmare

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 19marvinn, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chirping

    Jul 1, 2015
    I got some saddles for some of my girls who had some bald spots on their back.
    I put four on and the girls each acted differently.
    1) Completely fine. Normal
    2) Traumatized. Won't move. Freezes up
    3) Won't leave the roost
    4) runs around the yard like a maniac.

    They seem to be getting better. It's been a few days of these behaviors but every day they seem to get a little normaler.

    Any ideas or stories of you guys experience with saddles?
  2. blacksilkie

    blacksilkie In the Brooder

    Nov 10, 2009
    I have two hanging on a hook in the barn, still new. One of my Black Australorp hens had a pretty bare back and wings. I bought her a saddle with wing protectors. She kept trying to back out of it, I'd leave her be for a while and she would not move. I try to pick her up and she'd try to run backward out of it. I also got a small one for one of my Silkie Hens and she seemed fine with it.
  3. waddles99

    waddles99 Songster

    Jun 22, 2013
    Normal behavior. They'll get used to it.

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