I never thought I would consider buying clothing for a chicken.
But here we are.
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,
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.
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.
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-
Because Dottie goes with everything 🙂
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!
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
That is so funny about your chicken outfit. Glad it is working. Love that vest pattern. And Dottie does go with everything!