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tell me about diapers plz

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wildorchid053, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    the only way i can imagine a chicken diaper is with a big mess stuck to their feathers? is that the way it is.. i would love to bring some in when the snows start to sit with us.. but i don't want to clean feathers all the time.. do you shave them or what and how do they work?
     
  2. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    They aren't anything like human diapers. They are basically a pouch that straps on right over the vent. They only cover a little circle around the vent and then hang out the back with a bag inside. The poop drops into the bag and is not in contact with the bird. They aren't walking around with a tight diaper but with a bag hanging off under their tails. If you've seen horses in big cities with the manure bags it's the same idea. I can't find a good pic but here's an example on a mini being used as a therapy animal http://www.bunbag.com/image/8254425.jpg
     
  4. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are several sites that sell chicken diapers. Do a search with 'chicken diaper' and a number of sites will come up.
     
  5. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    or you could buy a hound dog [​IMG]
     

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