FlockSuit Size Chart:
The breed chart below is meant as a general guide ONLY due to the tremendous amount of variation in size and shape within a breed. To measure the length, you need to make sure the tail and neck are fully upright. Then measure from the base (bottom) of the back of the neck to the base (bottom) of the front of the tail (see diagram HERE).
|Petite (Size 0)||2.5" to 3.5"|
|X-Small (Size 1)||3.5" to 5"|
|Small (Size 2)||4.5" to 6"|
|Medium (Size 3)||5.5" to 8.5"|
|Large (Size 4)||6.5" to 10"|
SIZE BASED ON BREED
|English Game Bantam||Petite|
|Modern Game Bird||Small|
|Naked Neck (Turken)||Medium|
|New Hampshire Red||Medium|
|Old English Game Bird||Small|
|Orpington (smaller sized)||Medium|
|Orpington (larger sized)||Large|
|Plymouth Rock (smaller sized)||Medium|
|Plymouth Rock (larger sized)||Large|
|Rhode Island Red||Medium|
|Swedish Flower Hen||Medium|
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers and general information about our products on this page. For additional help, we recommend that you watch, "FlockSuit Instructional Video."
What is special about the Flocksuit?
FlockSuits are cleverly designed, comfortable, stretchy, reusable pet chicken diapers. They allow your feathered friends to come out of their coops (both indoors and outdoors) worry-free from embarrassing accidents. They are easy to put on and take off with Velcro® fasteners and ideal for travel! The patent pending poop-pouch safely keeps droppings away from the bird and you.
What chickens can wear the Flocksuit?
Any chicken with stiff tail feathers can wear the diaper. They must be old enough to have their adult tail feathers (generally after 4 weeks). It is not recommended for tailless breeds.
Doesn't the bird's poop touch or stick to the bird?
The Flocksuit is designed so that it safely contains the poop AWAY from the bird. However, it may be necessary to trim the feathers around the vent if they have an especially fluffy bum or frequent wet stools.
How long can birds wear a FlockSuit?
While FlockSuits can be worn for extended periods, we recommend they be emptied or at least checked every few hours or if it smells (just like with a human baby).
What size FlockSuit is right for my bird?
Click HERE to find the correct FlockSuit size for the breed of your bird.
How do I measure my bird?
Because of the many ways to adjust the Flocksuit, each size will fit a wide variety of sizes and shapes of chickens. There is a general guide provided which lists appropriate sizes by breed. However, if you do not know the breed of your chicken, the best way to determine size is to measure from the base of the back of the neck down to where the tail feathers begin on the body (do not include the tail feathers). This is the backstrap measurement.
What if the FlockSuit I ordered doesn't fit?
Even though we offer a chart to determine the best size for your bird species, some birds may be a little smaller or larger than the norm. If your FlockSuit doesn't fit, we would be happy to exchange it for a different size. (NOTE: Avian Fashions does not offer refunds.) Please send it back to the address below and be sure to include a note to let us know the size you wish to exchange it for, with the original invoice number, if possible. Send to: Avian Fashions, 44 Mine Road, Suite 2-347, Stafford, VA 22554.
How do you condition a bird to wear a FlockSuit?
Most chickens will become accustomed to the diaper fairly quickly. It is not, however, unusual for them to act strangely (refusing to move, walking sideways or backward, or pulling at the diaper) initially.
The following hints can aid in getting them comfortable more quickly:
Put the FlockSuit on the bird and immediately set it in front of a trail of its favorite treat going away from you. This serves as a positive reinforcement as well as a distraction.
Offer plenty of verbal praise.
Give favorite treats: meal worms, soldier fly larvae, blueberries, etc.
Make for quality one-on-one time away from the coop and other birds.
Treat bird to their favorite toy.
Note: Chickens love to preen! They will fix their feathers until they are happy with how they are laying. This is normal and encouraged.
Don't see your question here?
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