Home made Chicken saddles, ever make or use them?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roosmom, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2008
    upper peninsula
    Since there are four or five favorite hens, they are getting trod to much. The backs of them are featherless. It is cold up here. I read an article on how to make a saddle for them. These are what my first ones look like.
    from the top

    whats underneathm my poor girls!

    From the front

    after the first few minutes (10 or 15) they dont seem to mind at all.
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    We use duct tape because Rita just kept pulling off the saddle [​IMG] Works too, her feathers are coming back in.
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Roosmom, your saddle looks awesome. I need to make a few. My big blue cochin roo is doing a number of my 2 RIR hens. Tomorrow, that'll be tomorrow's project.

  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, it took an extra day, but I made mine today. A few of my girls were started to look awful. Poor babies! It took them a few minutes to get used to them, but so far they're doing fine with them. Grow feathers, grow!!! [​IMG]


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