Saddles won't stay on


10 Years
Nov 30, 2010
Elkhart, IN
I put saddles on my hens because my Roo has made their backs raw. Trouble is: they keep coming off. I'm finding them in the run. I got reg. size saddles because my hens are ISA Browns which I think are a regular size hen. Any suggestions on how to keep them on?

Mrs. K

Free Ranging
12 Years
Nov 12, 2009
western South Dakota
Bare back hens seem to bother people more than they do chickens. And some hens just get bare backs much more easily. This time of year, mine are coming out of molt and the feathers should be growing back, and the rooster should be slowing down for winter, so the feathers will be growing back.

I too, tried the saddles years ago, and gave it up. I watched my girls, and they seemed perfectly happy, so I quit worrying about it.

Mrs K

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