Help me with my meat hens.

Egg Snatcher

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I have two meat ladies, they have wounds on their backs from my nacked neck Rooster, Jerry. I was wondering if ther were Hen Saddles big enough of them. What should I do!
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coach723

Free Ranging
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You may have to make your own saddles in order for them to be large enough and fit properly.
The link below goes to a free pattern, which will fit a standard sized hen. I would cut one out from a scrap piece of material, anything would do, and then adjust size based on your needs. I often customize mine based on the particular bird. I wouldn't use a saddle/apron over open wounds, it might irritate them or rub or inhibit healing. Once they are healing up well, then you could use them. I would separate the rooster for the time being, and you could trim and blunt his spurs, which might help some.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/free-chicken-apron-saddle-pattern.424354/#post-5201261
 

Egg Snatcher

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I tried to make one it keeps falling off, but I'll see if I can make it smaller. Thanks for the help. I used the purple spray on medicin, it heals wounds fast but I'll try the save hen stuff. I'll update on the progress.
 

coach723

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Sometimes you need larger elastic, or smaller, where it goes around the wings. And some birds are just escape artists and really hard to keep them on. I have one that I can't keep one on at all, I gave up and she's just going to look awful til she molts. Most birds will accept them after they get used to them.
 

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