making chicken saddles...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by janelle18, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, i just told my mom that I could use some chicken saddles for a couple of my girls. I showed her some patterns and some pictures and she got REAL excited. She got out some fabric and got right to it. NEXT thing i know she is calling the neighbour to see if they have extra fabric.. woah mom, i only need like 3 of them. She goes " 3?! that's it?!?! I was going to make one for all of them (we have 30+ hens)" Then she got sad, but decided that she is going to make these 3 the best looking chicken saddles ever!!

    oh goodness. interested to see how these are going to turn out!! I will post some pictures of the process and how they turned out:)!
     
  2. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is really cool. I'll be looking for your pictures.
     
  3. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a couple other designs
     
  4. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    are they used for a reason or just fashion. they look really nice
     
  5. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are used to protect the hens back from over breeding/aggressive breeding. The roosters spurs and claws can pull out the feathers on the hens back right down to the skin
     
  6. 1876 Farm

    1876 Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do your hens think of them? Do they try to remove them? Is there any danger of them having them on... could the straps get caught around their necks and choke them?

    Thanks in advance for any information you can share. :)
     

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