Chicken saddles

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by columbiacritter, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    4 of my hens now have the saddles from HenSaver on. 3 had naked spots on their backs, one was headed that way.

    I'm also hoping they'll give them a little help with keeping dry-ish and warm with this wet cold rain.

    How long should they keep them on?
  2. Superior Chicks

    Superior Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I leave mine on 24/7.

    8 hens with one way over zealous rooster. [​IMG] If I take them off for one second, he rips up their backs. Chicken saddles saved my hens!

    It is perfectly safe to leave them on all the time. However, the feathers grow back super fast underneath and you can certainly take them off if your rooster is not doing any more damage.

    The hens aren't even aware they are on, they are so used to them.


  3. MHF

    MHF Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 28, 2008
    Durham, NC
    Are they English or Western saddles?

    Sorry, just had to do it

    Last edited: Jan 1, 2009
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    dressage style, of course... [​IMG]

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