I have 14 pullets and 2 cockerels. I didn't mean to have 2 cockerels but got one as my free mystery chick from MMH and the grandson immediately fell in love with him. The problem I am having is just one pullet. Apparently Red, my Rhode Island Red is the sexiest thing alive and her back is starting to show it. No one else has any feather damage. I am considering a saddle for her but don't know how long she can wear it. We're snowbirds and will be heading south for the winter in Nov. We'll have a house sitter living here and talking care of the flock. I want to make things as easy as possible for her as she is not used to taking care of chickens. If Red can't wear the saddle until we return in May then I can't put one on my sexy pullet.