Saddle Patterns-PICS ADDED

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mylilchix, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    I've been noticing that my RIR, who is my roos favorite playmate, is getting a little bare on her back. Does anyone have a pattern for a saddle, so I can make one for her?

    Thanks, Sonja
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009
  2. ella

    ella Songster

    This is what I make:



    No sewing required. Polar fleece is stretchy and doesn't need hemming or anything.

    I measure the particular hen from between the wings to the base of the tail where the oil gland is that's the most important part. A little smaller is better than a little bigger but you can mess around to see what works best for you. [​IMG]
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    That is awesome, thank you!! I guess a trip to the fabric store is in order. I may have to make these for all my girls as winter coats, too.

  4. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    AWW, cuteness! You should get her some pink, definitely! (pics with it on her, please) [​IMG]
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Follow the link in my sig and you will find 2 different patterns. One requires sewing and one is no sew.
  6. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    I have 29 RIR hens and two Roos. I have also noticed some of my girls getting a little bare on their back. Short of outfitting the flock in saddles, is there anything I can do to make them more comfortable and keep them from getting hurt?
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
  8. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing 10 Years

    Id love to see a pic of one of this saddle covers on the hen. Would you mind posting one? Thanks.
  9. ella

    ella Songster

    Here's one of my older kind, it fits around the legs too. I modified the design though because it fits just fine without the leg part.


  10. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Quote:Thanks Farmer Kitty... this looks great. I had a hen get mauled by the boys the past few days while they have been stuck in the coop (too cold to range)

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