chicken apron pattern - Homesteading Today
Homesteading Today

Go Back   Homesteading Today > Livestock Forums > Poultry


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 11/25/09, 04:49 PM
Wisconsin Ann's Avatar
Happy Scrounger
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Posts: 13,626
chicken apron pattern

It has come to my attention that the thread we usually point to with the pattern for a chicken apron/saddle has broken links in it now

so, I found the pattern on my harddrive, and here it is!



I think. I know this one works, 'cuz I've used it. cut on the fold (the narrow "neck" end is the fold) and turn thru the unstitched area on the butt.

Add either an elastic or a 1/3"ish wide twilltape/belting/whatever you have as armholes...attached at the foldline/neck, and the other end to the wide area. Most hens will wear them quite happily. They seem to adjust them a bit when you first put them on, then forget about them.

I'll keep trying to find more on the pattern.

eta: if you use this image in conjunction with this thread:http://www.homesteadingtoday.com/sho...ighlight=apron, you should be able to figure out what to do

__________________
"A good photograph is knowing where to stand. - Ansel Adams
(and a lot of luck - Wisconsin Ann)
Rabbits anyone? RabbitTalk.com


Last edited by Wisconsin Ann; 11/25/09 at 04:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11/27/10, 11:08 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6

Thanks!!!

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11/28/10, 12:53 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5,518

LOL, I thought it was for an apron like humans wear, in the shape of a chicken or something.

I admit I got all excited about a chicken apron pattern.

Duh.

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11/28/10, 10:31 AM
Wisconsin Ann's Avatar
Happy Scrounger
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Posts: 13,626
Quote:
Originally Posted by JuliaAnn View Post
LOL, I thought it was for an apron like humans wear, in the shape of a chicken or something.

I admit I got all excited about a chicken apron pattern.

Duh.

well...hmmm. I bet we could come up with one! I DID design a rooster comb hat for my SO. And a chicken is kind of built like a bib apron....head would be the "bib" part...wings going around the back as ties perhaps....fluffy big body as the main apron part.

oooOOO. maybe the wings would conceal front pockets?
__________________
"A good photograph is knowing where to stand. - Ansel Adams
(and a lot of luck - Wisconsin Ann)
Rabbits anyone? RabbitTalk.com

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11/28/10, 10:44 AM
Kshobbit's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,190

Okay, I will show my complete ignorance. What do you use a chicken apron for?
I have been raising chickens for many many years and never heard of such a thing. I clicked in thinking it was an apron with a chicken on it! LOL

__________________

Living the good life in Kansas.

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11/29/10, 12:27 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5,518

Glad to see I wasn't the only one who thought it was a human apron, tee hee!!

I always called them saddles, and they are used to protect a hen's back and sides from the rooster's claws and spurs during mating. I once had a large roo and he cut one of my hens down both sides, just like a razor would cut. I had a heck of a time getting that poor hen healed up! Sometimes mating will make a hen's back become bare of feathers, too. Saddles help stop both problems.

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11/29/10, 02:20 AM
jill.costello's Avatar  
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 3,539

There's a lady who will make them for you, custom. She's online (if anyone's interested, I will google a bit and find her again).

She does ALL sizes, from bantam to Jersey Giant, and turkeys and duck sizes, too. She has about 100 different cute fabrics and will add custom touches like a rope "perch" for the rooster sewn across the apron/saddle.

I ordered one for my roo's favorite hen in a sturdy denim with a rope perch and I think it cost me all of $8.00 shipped! Elastic straps with little white snaps, too!

__________________

...'o shame on the mothers of mortals, who have not stopped to teach; of the sorrow that lies in dear, dumb eyes; the sorrow that has no speech... from -'Voice of the Voicless', Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11/29/10, 02:26 AM
jill.costello's Avatar  
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 3,539

Found her! http://mbldesigns.com/chicken_aprons.html

__________________

...'o shame on the mothers of mortals, who have not stopped to teach; of the sorrow that lies in dear, dumb eyes; the sorrow that has no speech... from -'Voice of the Voicless', Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11/29/10, 08:19 AM
Wisconsin Ann's Avatar
Happy Scrounger
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Posts: 13,626
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kshobbit View Post
Okay, I will show my complete ignorance. What do you use a chicken apron for?
I have been raising chickens for many many years and never heard of such a thing. I clicked in thinking it was an apron with a chicken on it! LOL
They have loops that you fit over the wings..the "bib" area goes on the lower neck/shoulder area. The wider part covers the hen's back. Many aprons/saddles have a piece of rope attached to the upper part and the lower hem to give the rooster something to grab on to.

They really help the hens if you have either too many roos, or a roo with a particular girlfriend. The hens don't get warm under them, and the feathers will grow just fine.
__________________
"A good photograph is knowing where to stand. - Ansel Adams
(and a lot of luck - Wisconsin Ann)
Rabbits anyone? RabbitTalk.com

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11/29/10, 03:01 PM
katydidagain's Avatar
Adventuress--Definition 2
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NE FL until the winds blow
Posts: 4,173

I had some time on my hands and found this.

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11/29/10, 03:55 PM
suelandress's Avatar
Windy Island Acres
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: The Quiet Corner of CT
Posts: 4,588

Do they attract bugs? Seems like it would make for a great covering.

__________________

WindyIslandPeeps.com
The air of heaven is that which blows between a horses ears-
Life should be "Little House" meets the "Jetsons"

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11/29/10, 05:18 PM
VA Susan's Avatar  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,149

We haven't had that problem so far. Does it only happen if you have older roosters? Ours are both young and don't have spurs yet.

__________________

"Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee..” --Augustine

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11/29/10, 08:19 PM
barnyardgal's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: central Missouri
Posts: 1,323

Thanks for sharing..i was just thinking i need to make a couple but have not had the time to look for a pattern...again Thanks!!

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11/29/10, 08:35 PM
katydidagain's Avatar
Adventuress--Definition 2
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NE FL until the winds blow
Posts: 4,173

I also found this. http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/...=4031-Patterns I've saved both just in case...

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:51 PM.