Wing protector question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mavrik, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Mavrik

    Mavrik Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    I've been looking at saddles with wing protectors and was wondering if people that have them have issues with the wing flaps staying up? Or portions not laying flat.
  2. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2009
    Central PA
    I have no experience with these so can't help you, sorry. Have you tried searching this site, until someone who has used these comes along?
  3. GoChick

    GoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2010
    Hi Mavriik,

    I use the saddles with wings on my chickens and never had a problem. I like it a lot.
  4. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I sewed wing covers, or shoulder ruffles as I like to call them, onto a plain saddle for a hen who had bald wing shoulders.

    I did this by shirring the edge of two rectangles, pulling the threads so they formed ruffles, and then sewed them onto the upper sides of the saddle. You can make them long enough to cover the entire wing, or shorter to just cover the bald areas. The shirring helps keep the ruffles in place, hugging the wings.

    If you don't sew, perhaps you can find someone who does sew who knows how to do this.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by