What are chicken saddles and what are they for?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Roy Rooster, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I have a really stupid question. What is a chicken saddle and what is it for? Is it more
    than a hen accessory? [​IMG]

    Sorry for the dumb question, I am new at chickens 4 days into it to be exact.

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  2. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    They are usually made of fabric and protect the hens back from roosters during mating. Not all hens need them. Some roosters are more aggressive than others and can hurt the hens back over time.
     
  3. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are for riding them [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Out of 13 hens only one of mine has to wear a saddle. My rooster really, REALLY likes her. [​IMG]
     
  6. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks for the replyes, I know that it was a stupid question, but when you are new at keeping
    chickens some of the basics need to be asked. Thanks for your patience.
     

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