Sadly the cape Betsy whipped up in the last post didn’t quite work out, Business Chicken 2.0 is an escape artist. We ordered more substantial ones from Crazy K Farms.
They’re actually “chicken saddles” intended to protect your hen’s backsides from scratching when the rooster is giving her sexy times. The young ones are much smaller so they actually come the entire way down her back and protect her from pecking perfectly. I got some of their Birdy Booties just in case of bumblefoot too, they’re hilarious looking.
It’s been a couple days and it hasn’t fallen off yet! Not pictured: her flapping like mad for the first 30 minutes trying to get it off.