How long to your chickens wear the Saddles?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lesliet, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dealing with a torn side from a rough rooster, going to make saddles this weekend, My question how long do they wear them? I know they will need to be changed and washed, but will this be all year if he doesn't be nice to them or till he goes in the crock pot?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd also look at removing rooster spurs or toenails that are too long and sharp.... but I would be careful.
     
  3. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea, better train him while he is still fairly young... he is only 30 weeks old now, so spurs not to big yet, but will take a look at toenails tomorrow.
     
  4. Chino Chicken Lady

    Chino Chicken Lady New Egg

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    How do you train them? And what are saddles?
    My roo doesn't have big spurs, but he's so rough that the girls are back-bottom bald. They've got to be feeling the draft on cold mornings.
     
  5. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chino Chicken Lady New Egg

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    Well, I got the instructions, but for some reason, I can't open the pictures to see what I'm needing to make. I'll try from home since it's probably the security settings at work.
    Thanks though! I may just end up making a separate pen for the roosters.
     
  7. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chino also do a search for "chicken sadlles" in the search area up top and you will get more info.

    still searching to see how long they wear them...
     

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