I've got a 8wk old white Java chick who's pretty bare-backed due to her hatchmates (black Java's) pecking her. She seems to be bottom of the pecking order too. (11 chicks - 4 likely roos and 6 likely hens with 1 we're not sure about yet) I'd like to protect her back with a saddle - but being only 1#, it's been a bit hard to get one to fit her! Her measurements - from shoulder to butt is only 5" long! Since they've pulled out all her tail-feathers, I cannot use those to help 'anchor' the end. I made one with elastic around the 'wing' to hold it on. I got it over her wings and onto her back successfully. She hopped off my knee, walked around a bit....other chickens were like, "Whoa! What happened to YOU?!" So she pecked at the elastic bands holding it to her wings and generally wriggled around until the whole of the BACK was on her FRONT?! She wore it for perhaps 15min before I finally gave up and took it off her. She was obviously relieved. Anyone ever tried to put a band underneath their belly (loose elastic)? Or else, can someone help with fit? I didn't take any pictures Didn't help that the only felt on hand was kelly green on a white chick! Suggestions welcome. Going to get white felt tomorrow. Perhaps that will help?