Hen saddles?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rillion, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Rillion

    Rillion Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    Here's an example.

    The idea is that they protect the back of a hen when a rooster has mounted her, to prevent feather loss and injury. Does anybody actually use these?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I have three hens in saddles. Two because they are the roo's favorite hens and he was taking his toll on their backs and one because she's molting and getting new tailfeathers in and her and the other chooks wouldn't leave the feathers alone to grow in. I made hers extra long in the back so it covers the tail feathers.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009
  3. ella

    ella Songster

    I have a bunch of the younger hens in saddles still. I swear the boys know which girls are laying the most and target them. [​IMG]
  4. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    i made a few saddles and diapers they are alright some are ok with the saddles and some are ok with the diapers but the diapers they mostly start walking backwards into a wall lol

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