from tragedy to solution
The Chicken Armor® poultry saddle has come a long way since its first prototype.
In 2011, our beloved chicken died. It wasn't a natural death. She'd died from her mating injuries. We were devastated. We were aware of hen saddles but were unable to afford them for a flock of over 80. We were also unwilling to sew them ourselves and to maintain them (ewww...)
But we needed something. After brainstorming and testing different patterns and no-sew materials, we came up with our own patent-pending design that only needed to be hosed clean. We tested it on our flock for another year and decided that there was a micro-niche to be filled - Chicken Armor® was born.
Chicken Armor®'s patent-pending poultry saddles has been mentioned in: The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Denver Post, Backyard Poultry Magazine, Farm Show Magazine, Hobby Farms Home Magazine, MaryJanes Farm Magazine and Countryside & Small Stock Journal.
It was also an Amber Grant finalist (June 2014), and is part of MaryJane Butter's Project F.A.R.M.
Over 35,000 hen saddles have sold worldwide; to all 50 states, and to countries as diverse as the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Turkey, France, Finland and Norway.
Chicken Armor® is used by homesteaders, smallholders (UK), poultry vets, rescue hen organizations as well as by poultry academics.
All products listed on chickenarmor.com are proudly made in the USA. We are truely grateful to be a part of your chicken-keeping adventures. Wait no longer. Order some Chicken Armor® today!