I did it! I made my first chicken saddle!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by TheJadeChicken, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. And in the middle of the night, too. hahaha

    It isn't the best looking. But I am very proud of it since it is my first one. [​IMG] Pictures are below. Later I will get some pictures of it on one of my Hens.

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    http://backtobasicliving.com/blog/make-a-chicken-saddle/ <----Instructions I followed.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2012
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Well done! Can't wait to see it on one of your chickens. [​IMG]
     
  3. Simmonsfunnyfrm

    Simmonsfunnyfrm Songster

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    Wow it looks really good! Thanks for posting instructions, I may make a few of these!
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    It looks great! I made one too, but I used Velcro instead of snaps. It was easier.:). I'm making a couple more since I have tons of fabric.:p
     
  5. Thank you!
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    Thanks! I was worried the Velcro wouldn't hold up to my rooster. He isn't ruff or anything, just BIG. I am going to make more as well. I eventually want to make bantam sized saddles. :D
     
  6. Here is the hen of choice I put it on. The saddle is a bit big. I need to modify it a little. Either the neck piece or the wing straps are a bit big.

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    Here is she is running away from me, after I put it on her.

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  7. mhart5067

    mhart5067 Chirping

    What is the purpose of the chicken saddle??? I've never heard of this before
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Nice job! I'm envious of people who are handy with a needle and thread.

    A chicken saddle (apron) is used to protect a hen who gets too much attention from a rooster.
     
  9. hugapug

    hugapug In the Brooder

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    That's fantastic and I love the choice of fabric!
     
  10. Thank you all! I am making another one. This time a small one for my bantams. I am doing much better with it. I think I found my specialty. xD
     

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