What are chicken saddles and what are they for?

Kuntry Klucker

Crowing
10 Years
Jun 9, 2010
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798
291
Tennesee Smoky Mts.
Okay, I have a really stupid question. What is a chicken saddle and what is it for? Is it more
than a hen accessory?


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

Thanks
 

TheReidHomestead

Never enough coops...
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
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Monroe, WA
My Coop
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.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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SW Arkansas
Out of 13 hens only one of mine has to wear a saddle. My rooster really, REALLY likes her.
 

Kuntry Klucker

Crowing
10 Years
Jun 9, 2010
1,622
798
291
Tennesee Smoky Mts.
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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