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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildthang View Post
    Oh sorry, wrong kind of chicks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirlup View Post
    Now THAT is cool......LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Now THAT is cool......LOL
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    I bought one for one of the hens that got attacked by a hawk. She was bald and getting sunburned. I figured the camo might help her considering she was already almost dinner once.
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    Is the chicken's name....Lucky...The one eyed, half plucked, sunburned....Rambo Hen?

    Maybe should have been orange?.....Like orange deer vests on dogs cows?
    Did it work?

    Had a hawk after my pheasants...they would run under a trailer....watched pretty close
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    If reincarnation works I sure hope I don't come back as a hen at cowgirlup's place. I'm beginning to think she just doesn't eat a good hen all at once. Just pieces parts at a time and calls it a "hawk". Yeah, right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirlup View Post
    This is super cool Cowgirl, I have never seen clothing for chickens before.

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    It's called a hen saddle. It's generally used when the rooster is paying too much attention to the girls and their backs are all torn up. I'm sure someone someplace has gone overboard and started knitting sweaters for them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirlup View Post
    It's called a hen saddle. It's generally used when the rooster is paying too much attention to the girls and their backs are all torn up. I'm sure someone someplace has gone overboard and started knitting sweaters for them too.
    I can truly say that was a new one on me....Thanks for that.

    I wonder if they make Kevlar hen saddles....
    This is one for hunting dogs....protection for weeds, rush thorns.......
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    Where do they find jockys small enough to fit in the hen saddle.
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    You do not know much about the mating rituals of chickens Crash.

    The Roosters are not gentle with the hens, no candle light diners or strawberries and whipped cream.

    They will sometimes pick out one hen and nearly kill her, and all the feathers will be pulled from her back in the process. It takes months for the hen to recover.

    That little saddle protects the hen from the talons of the rooster while he pins the hen down to mate.
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    Man we sure jacked this thread LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildthang View Post
    Man we sure jacked this thread LOL
    What?......This is all real important for new chicken raisers.....Yeah, That's the ticket.
    Well maybe not the chicken jockey part...
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    yea, we have gone all the way from unloading a box of new chicks to hen defense from avian sexual predators.

    You can learn a lot from chickens, especially about instinctive behavior. They are equipped to take care of themselves from day 1.

    As soon as they hatch they are scratching and looking for food.

    I lost a week old chick off the back porch where I was keeping the hen and clutch while they got big enough to turn in with the flock. That little chick stayed under the porch for protection and ran out to eat and drink on her own until I turned the family out to run with the flock a few weeks latter. She shot out from under the porch and joined the family as if nothing had happened.

    She was even showing the others where the good weeds and bugs were and where to find the best water puddles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    yea, we have gone all the way from unloading a box of new chicks to hen defense from avian sexual predators.

    You can learn a lot from chickens, especially about instinctive behavior. They are equipped to take care of themselves from day 1.

    As soon as they hatch they are scratching and looking for food.

    I lost a week old chick off the back porch where I was keeping the hen and clutch while they got big enough to turn in with the flock. That little chick stayed under the porch for protection and ran out to eat and drink on her own until I turned the family out to run with the flock a few weeks latter. She shot out from under the porch and joined the family as if nothing had happened.

    She was even showing the others where the good weeds and bugs were and where to find the best water puddles.
    This only proves that chickens are smarter than some humans!

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    Here are the latest styles for chicken elegance
    https://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/chicken...cken_clothing/

    And if you don't like that style, chick I mean check this out
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    Well I never.......Tsk, tsk.....
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    OK, back on topic... This is start of Week #2, big chicks, no losses so far, still 52, and the hatchery sent me 2 females for extras according to the NPIP certification. A couple of days ago I had to do a vent cleaning, if you don't know... don't ask.
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    Well it only took 57 post to hear how thing are going.....Sorry about that.
    Was pretty entertaining and informative ,though.

    Congratulations....on th success so far....like being a Mom....

    Neighbors lost heat in the hen house on a bitter cold night...so had the chicks running around in the kitchen with the oven going.
    Talk about venting
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    They look nice and healthy, they got a lot bigger in just a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cow_rancher View Post
    OK, back on topic... This is start of Week #2, big chicks, no losses so far, still 52, and the hatchery sent me 2 females for extras according to the NPIP certification. A couple of days ago I had to do a vent cleaning, if you don't know... don't ask.
    Barred Rock Chicks Week 1a.jpg

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    Bummer on the vent cleaning.......

    I had one with pasty butt and had to put a little mineral oil on her after clean up to keep her open.
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