Hen Saddles? Anyone try them?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by weloveourchicks, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. weloveourchicks

    weloveourchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of my hens are really getting worked over by the Roos. I wanted to try getting those saddle things to protect their backs but was wondering if anyone has used them and if so where is the best place to purchase them?>
     
  2. marytoast

    marytoast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check everything else for sale. There is a post for them there. [​IMG]
     
  3. I use duck tape, put a soft piece of cloth over the raw back and duck tape it down, they will dust bath it off and works great for me. marrie
     
  4. weloveourchicks

    weloveourchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I just feel so sorry for the poor girls!
     
  5. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
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    I LOVE THEM.
    Moodene (Nadine) sells terrific very user and hen friendly saddles. EXCELLENT quality, wasahable. I can sew, but her patterns and quality are so awesome, I didn't even wanna bother.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=115218
    seriously well priced and she shis FAST!
    My hens are so much happier now. Don't wait until you see blood. get them NOW
     
  7. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought one for my silkie as hawk proection. It has a special layer??

    She hates it. Does the moon walk backwards untill she hits a wall.

    I make her wear it anyway. She has kind of gotten used to it.

    It makes me feel better anyway.
     
  8. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made fleece no-sew aprons for my hens, but it wasn't strong enough and my Chickeepoo got torn open yesterdayÂ… they went right at her above her tail even with it on. I think the saddle/apron needs to have a little stiffness just to prevent this. Does anyone else have experience making or using these?
     

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