A place to talk about all things chicken.
Please excuse an ignorant non-farmer, but why do hens need saddles?
Mom, Some hens need saddles because they become the favorites of rough roosters.Eva's Hansel is a little too rough and likes a couple of his girls a little more than the others. Because of this those girls are losing feathers on their backs and sometimes getting sores on the bare places. So the saddles, sometimes also called aprons, are to protect the hens' backs from the rooster's toe nails...as it were.
Plus they're really cute.Hopefully Eva will post a PICTURE so everyone can see that..... ;)
O.k., i added Eva's pictures. Very cute stuff!
ok I do not see any pictures what happpend
i don't know. try refresh.
wow..... refresh not working.... can you see pics? If so great.....
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