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

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    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
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    whats underneathm my poor girls!
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    From the front
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    after the first few minutes (10 or 15) they dont seem to mind at all.
     
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    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.

    Sonja
     
  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]

    Sonja
     

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