Hen saddle help

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tnmommy, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. tnmommy

    tnmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought all of my girls hen saddles, one of them REALLY seems to be the rooster's favorite. Any pointers on putting them on the hens solo, or is this a two person job? I've read that holding them with the head pointed down buys temporary hypnosis?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Laying them on their back is supposed to hypnotise them.

    Mine aren't that easy to handle. I just picked them up one by one off the roost after dark when they are ccalm, sat down with a hen in my lap, and put them on. A helper is handy, though I don't think I ever had one. I do have a light I can turn on in my coop, though.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Do you wait until well after sunset? Does the light in the coop 'wake them up' and make them less easy to handle?
    Are your hens 'handleable' during the day?
     
  4. tnmommy

    tnmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to try it later this evening. I don't have a light inside the coop other than a heat lamp, but I have a large flourescent light I can take with me. I'll start with the worst off...
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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