One of my girls has been wearing her saddle for a month now and acted like it didn't bother her at all. She has beautiful new feathers coming in under it. I finally got off my butt, got out my sewing machine and refined my saddle design to make one for Lil' Bit. Her back's not torn up, but I wanted to protect her blooming tailfeathers from pecking. Something about LB's tailfeathers the others just can't resist. While I had the machine out I went ahead and made a saddle for one of the girls that was getting a bare back. I smiled with satisfaction this morning watching my three saddle wearing girls walking around with their nice new saddles on and feeling my job was well done, I put the sewing machine away. Checked just a little while ago. Saddle girl #1 has lost her saddle and I can't find it anywhere!!! Back to the sewing machine!