Want to learn how to train a chicken to use a harness? Read on, and your chicken just might become the life of your next party.
Train A Chicken To Use A Harness | Homesteading Guide
You can’t deny how this new trend “chicken walking on a harness and leash” take FB and other media site by storm. They’re a hot topic and hey we also want your chicken to be a part of the trend. That’s is why we’ve come up with this easy tips and simple guidelines so that you can take your feathered friends to a walk in the block and be the envy of others. Have fun!
1. Make Your Chicken Get Used Of Wearing Something
So you already have a harness and you put it to your chicken, but then she freaked out. No choice you have to take it off! Don’t worry it’s not the end of it. Use a chicken saddle and put it on at night right before bedtime. She may freak out a little but the saddle is safe to leave it on for few days and it will help her getting used to a feeling of wearing something on her back and a strapped across her front.
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Plus if your hen is having a bald spot at her back, the saddle is the perfect fix. Watch the video below on how to put on the chicken saddle by PetPrepper.
2. Putting On The Harness
After a couple of days, your chicken should be used to wearing something, so you can now take off the saddle and put on the harness. She shouldn’t be agitated by the harness now. However, if you notice that she is still bothered with the harness a few more days with a saddle on should fix that. Watch the video below on testing out the new chicken harness by Stephanie Harris.
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3. Attaching The Leash
Your chicken is now walking around with the harness on while doing so attach the leash and you can start following her around! Whoolah! You can now start bringing your favorite feather friend outdoors. Though chickens will never be like the dogs while walking on a leash but at least it will keep her by your side and safe. And the next time you take your feather friend to a walk just put the saddle on for a day or 2 before hand as a reminder and she would be fine with the process. Watch the video below by IPooHoney on Chris’s Clucker Course 101 How to keep your chicken on a leash.
Want to learn more on how to train a chicken to use a harness? Let’s watch this video from Louise Kehling:
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