Pampered Poultry Feather Guard
Feather Protector Chicken Saddle
Sewn by the talented women of the Sewing My Future Cooperative, these cheerful saddles will protect your hens from injury while providing a meaningful livelihood to the proud women who craft them. Our newest saddles come in a wide variety of colorful, fancy fabrics that will truly have your chickens feeling sunny side up!
No roosters in your flock? You may still need a saddle, to protect both males and females from bareness associated with aggressive feather picking from dominant birds. (Please note: we recommend determining what is causing the picking in your flock so you can address the source of the problem while the saddle helps you to alleviate the effects.)
The My Pet Chicken Saddle is made of cute, cheerful material to withstand the attention of amorous roosters or to deflect picking from dominant hens and protect submissive birds like Faverolles. The elastic straps fit securely around the birds' wings, and offer complete freedom of movement. It's always a good idea to have at least one saddle on hand for emergencies so if feather loss or an injury occurs, you can protect your chicken immediately. Simply slide the elastic straps around the joints of her wings and gently pull the feathers through. To clean, machine wash in cold water; dry flat. (Please note: Some shrinkage may occur, but not enough to warrant ordering a smaller size.)
Small - Sized for most bantam chickens. Breastbone to tail: 6-10". Typically the best size for Adult Bantams or Small Standard Chickens.
Medium - Sized for most egg layers. Breastbone to tail: 7-12" Typically the best size for average size Standard Chickens
Large - Sized for large breeds and roosters. Breastbone to tail: 8-14" Typically the best size for your larger breeds.
If the size you order doesn't fit your bird, let us know! We'll exchange it for you!
**Refunds will be offered for unused saddles only, minus a $3 processing fee.