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I never thought I would consider buying clothing for a chicken.
But here we are.

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I’d been noticing that one of the little Amerucana girls, who was already missing all her back feathers, had sustained a bad wound on her right side. I think it was the result of too much/ too aggressive rooster attention. I’d sprayed her with Blue Cote, but knew that unless she was able to keep away from the boys that it would never heal up.

So I thought I would give this hen saddle thing a whirl.
It’s a Hen Saver, ordered on Amazon, the most low-key color I could find. Got here in two days, I think.

She wasn’t too pleased with me getting her into it,

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But now that it’s all in place, she seems good. It doesn’t appear to impede any of her normal chicken activities- and she’s actually been out of the shed more, so hopefully that’s an indication that she’s feeling better.

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I have to say, it seems to be very well made, sturdy but light and breathable, and the elastic straps are doing a good job of keeping it in place. They seem to run a little small, so I’m glad I got the large.

So there you go. Now I have a chicken with an outfit.
Crazy.

And speaking of vests, I’ve started one for myself as well.

It’s an easy knit- The Oregon Vest, by Oat Couture
And a great layering piece, so I’m making one with my heavy worsted weight Dottie yarn-

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Because Dottie goes with everything 🙂

3 Comments

  1. Michelle

    Sounds like it’s time for rooster-and-dumplings! Had to laugh, but I’m glad it works.

    I have that pattern and resulting vest! Never put a zipper in it; I just wear it open. Can’t wait to see your handspun version!

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    • denisemor

      yeah, we’ve already got probably one rooster too many- so probably some stewing in our future. But it does seem to be helping. Vest is going pretty fast- will probably have an update next post

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