Goose Diapers

Discussion in 'Geese' started by LTygress, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chickens and often use diapers when they are inside for special care (sick, injured, etc.). But I am getting Sebastopol Geese hatching eggs this spring, and seriously considered having a house goose. But even if I didn't, there may be a time when I'll need to bring one inside for similar reasons to the chickens.

    SO FAR, I have found plenty of sites for diapers. The chicken diapers I have were made by a friend who has since moved away. So I'm technically on the search for a new supplier of chicken diapers, but ALSO a supplier of goose diapers.

    Price and leak protection are the most important aspects. I have seen Avian Fashions, and Feather Fashions, and both are somewhat expensive, but maybe a bit too much for my taste in terms of fashion. I want simple, and slimmed down. Functional.

    Another site I was directed to is http://www.louisescountrycloset.com/chicken-diapers/ and I wrote them to find out they DO make them in goose sizes, you just have to request it when you order. The super-adjustability with elastic bands makes it sound pretty leak-proof, and the price is awesome. However, I don't know of anyone that uses them for geese, so while I have testimony on leak protection for chickens, the same isn't always true for geese. Although I was told that these have plastic on the inside, so you technically don't need an insert - just wash it off and reuse it.

    But does anyone else know of any other goose diaper providers that have cheap prices, with good leak protection? I'm not even really sure I'm keeping a goose inside yet, but I know I'll need one for back-up for injuries and illnesses, and want to be prepared before these eggs even arrive!
     
  2. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. IMHO, no pets need ruffles or bows. I don't know about chickens, but I do know that geese are very curious and bite, tug, and chew a lot, and I would be concerned that they'd rip something loose and swallow it.

    The Avian Fashions diaper harness design never worked for me. The pouch is way too small, so the goose's bottom would get constantly soiled, causing the goose distress - and making it try to tear off the harness in order to clean itself.

    Quote: They do look great, and the price is indeed awesome.

    My main concern is that it seems the elastic bands are held by the shoulders of the bird. I'm not sure a goose would find that comfortable. But I'm tempted to try them and maybe fix the bands over the goose's back together with a safety pin or something, to relieve the pressure on the shoulder joints.

    Quote: I wouldn't rely on that with a goose. Geese poop a lot, and some loads can be massive and/or very liquid. It wouldn't take many goose steps for a poop puddle to run all over the place.

    I make my own inserts; they work very well, are way cheaper than the ready-made ones, and they're quick and easy to make and use. See the House goose thread.

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    I've bought diaper harnesses from Nettie Kossart and have been very happy with them. I don't know if she sells them anymore. They used to be on ebay as PartyFowl Diaper Harnesses, but they're not there anymore. They weren't exactly cheap, but the design is great and after three years of heavy use they still hold together, although somewhat faded in color.
     
  3. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also think ruffles and bows are especially bad on sebbies. They already have curly feathers, they need to show them off!
     
  4. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geese are so beautiful in themselves. And although my own precious one isn't a sebbie, I must admit they're straight out of a fairytale.

    That said, was I tempted to slip a little red Christmas something on my goose during the holidays? Yes. And would I have tried to do it if I'd owned something appropriate? Yes, I probably would have [​IMG].
     
  5. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For holidays... I'm actually with you there. But for every day attire, I want something functional. I want something where I can buy several, change them as needed, and then wash them all at once.
     
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    Update:
    I just found Nettie's Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/dk-en/shop/PartyFowl

    I recommend the open-tail variety for grown geese.
     
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    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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