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Do saddles on hens work? Updated with a pic!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KarenP, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered saddles for my hens. If anyone has used them can you please give me feedback. Do they work, do the hens show signs of being uncomfortable, can the hens remove them, and do they get dirty often??

    Thanks,

    Karen
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2012
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    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I made a saddle for one of my girls. She didn't like it at first, tried to pull it off, etc. But it didn't take long for her to get accustomed to it. I can't say for sure if it has helped stop anymore damage, but it does keep her back warm. [​IMG]
     
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    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered two from Louise and they are the best thing I could have done for my EE hen. She's had it on about a week, and has had NO issues with it at all. I love mine.

     
  4. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are saddles & why are you using them? thanks for clueing in an ignorant newbie
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I HIGHLY recommend Louise's aprons and diapers! Hen aprons/saddles are used to cover and protect a hen's back when she has been loved a little too vigorously by her rooster.
     
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    coopscs Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought one for my picked on girl. It is so hot most of the year in FL I didn't have the heart to make her wear it. I ended up rehoming my rooster.
     
  7. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The saddles came in today and only one of the girls really put up a fight. I hope she get used to it, i would hate to see her loose her beautiful feathers!!!
     
  8. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    That is just adorable. Nice color choice for her. Don't know if I'll ever use these but I can't resist pictures!
     

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