Yes, chickens do wear aprons! Just ask your friends who keep poultry in their backyards – if they don’t already have these for their feathered friends, they’ll want you to make some! These bib-like garments – also known as hen saddles – cover their backs and protect them from being injured and/or having their feathers pulled out. Make them in shades to match the fowls’ feathers, or have fun with bright novelty prints and trims for highly-visible garments that prevent wayward chickies from blending into the scenery. Simple to make, chicken aprons are a unique gift for your favorite backyard poultry farmer. You could even use them to barter for fresh eggs!
What you'll need:
- 1/4 yard of fabric or 2 fat quarters
- Batting or fusible fleece
- 10-1/2″ of 1/4″-wide elastic
- Rick-rack or other trims, optional
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