Chicken saddles and cold weather

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zoom Zoom, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Zoom Zoom

    Zoom Zoom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo has picked the feathers off of one of my hens back - only the down remains; a second hen is also showing signs of feather loss but not as much as the other - yet. I've ordered chicken saddles that should be in any day. I'm wondering if the saddle will be a problem in cold weather because I don't see how she can ruffle her feathers for warmth. The weather forecast is for low 20s. Also, will it be a problem if she can't take a dust bath? I would really appreciate knowing how the saddles will affect my hens. Thanks.
     
  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think the saddles will be a problem. Just make sure they can get feathers over their toes at night when they roost!
     

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