I want a hen harness - is there such a thing?

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  1. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to free range my hens under my supervision but they can't go far for a lot of reasons - predators, one neighbor who can't deal with chickens on his property, another neighbor's dog etc.

    I have 50 foot leashes for my dogs. Is there such a thing as a harness for hens that I could attach the leash to so that they can't stray too far?
     
  2. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

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    Don't think there is one, and would be reluctant to use anyway in case they all got tangled up together.......
     
  3. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What if it was just one hen at a time? Do you think that she would get into trouble then?
     
  4. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They make harnesses for Cockatoos and other large birds. I don't see why you can't get one large enough for a hen. You could try using one of those adjustable rabbit harnesses. I have one and I am gonna try it out on a chicken now.
     
  5. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you get it?
     
  6. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They make leg tethers for Roosters . Guess that would work for any chicken. But I don't know where you would get them.
     
  7. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

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    Quote:Well I'll be darned, have never seen that before....good luck [​IMG]
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    That's the harness I use to leash up the birds if I am taking them to Seattle or out on the town for some reason like show and tell for classrooms. However, I use them so the bird can't get away if it gets spooked and tries to fly off or run away. I would worry that tethering a bird without a highly fenced in/covered/electrified area for them to be tethered... it would be like putting a meal on a string.
     
  10. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh no. These would be supervised situations. For example, I want to garden an area near our pond and would like to have a few hens with me to eat mosquitoes, etc but I would be concerned that they would wander into the brush or onto the neighbor's property and I wouldn't be able to retrieve them.
     

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