Miss Nettie made shoes for chickens!! UPDATE !! BUMBLE HEALED!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by LilBizzy, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    Nettie had a post showing shoes she made for her duck with bumblefoot. I had asked if it could be modified for chickens, and she wanted to give it a shot. I sent pictures and measurements of chicken feet, and she sent me a pair of shoes. They are AWESOME!! Made out of the same stuff wetsuits are made of. We are in the process of testing them, and they may need a few minor tweaks, but for not having chickens, she did a great job.
    The shoes were not too dificult to put on.
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    However, you do need a helper, and you need to make sure the helper is holding the chicken securely. My helper was not:
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    After putting the shoe on, while hubby was cleaning the blood off his face, neck and chest, I took a video of Laurel walking with the shoe on: Click to view:

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    Part 2, scratching and acting like a normal chicken:
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    She walked thru very wet grass and mud puddles, and her foot stayed dry. Stay tuned, this is the first day of testing.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2010
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  3. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
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    awesome idea!
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, that is really cool! [​IMG]
     
  5. 3goodeggs

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    Go Laural! GO!
    now she needs a purse to match.
     
  6. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    That Nettie! She never ceases to amaze me!

    Poor chicken with her bumblefoot...poor hubby with his bumbleface, looks like you have alot of doctoring to do! I hope both have a quick recovery!!
     
  7. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome!
     
  8. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh my gosh! That first vid is so funny! Just watching your RIR checking out Laurel's foot! [​IMG] I just about died laughing. She's all like: Girlfriend! What happened to yo foot??!?!?!?! [​IMG] Just too funny! And a great idea too. Careful though. Soon they'll all want a pair! [​IMG]
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Awesome!
     
  10. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!

    Can she roost in it?
     

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