I wanted my Dixie Chicks to have a wonderful Christmas Dinner as well, so I gave them a pan of homemade stuffing, peas, egg shells, bread, and whatever scraps were left over from prepping dinner.
CrockPot calls his women to eat!
They dig in.
Dad and I caught Mable, my sweet RIR hen to fit her with a chicken saddle.
CrockPot gets a bit...aggressive...when he whispers sweet nothings into her ear, and coincidentally, she gets plucked and hurt.
This sore is under her left wing. I put some medicine on it, and then dad and I fitted the saddle on her. I got my pattern from this wonderful tutorial. I added the ric-rac wanting her to be stylish in the coop.
I think she looks sporty in it. A chicken saddle is to protect a hen's back from a rooster's spurs. It seemed to work well for awhile. More on Mable in a few....