chicken saddles? do they really work?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by twister, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. twister

    twister Songster

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    sorry if this post is in the wrong place...

    I was wondering if the chicken saddles really work? I have some barebacked hens and was told to try the saddles or add more hens for roo. I have some pullets but they are not mature. I purchased some saddles and am waiting for them to arrive. I wonder, do they really work? Two hens are JUST now putting back on feathers and I am afraid the saddle will irritate the new 'blood' feathers that are now just peeking out.... i hear the blood feathers are extremely sensitive.... i suppose the alt. of being yanked out by an overaggressive, HEAVY-butt roo. Is there such a thing as the roo being too heavy for the hen? He is an BO and the hens are wyndotte and RIR.
     

  2. ams3651

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    Jan 23, 2008
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    I have saddles for my hens and they do work very well as long as they are the right size and dont slide around, i had one do that so it didnt really help her. And I have heard of roos killing pullets because they are too heavy but havent had the problem myself.
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    YES YES YES! They will save their lives!


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