What's this? Paper?!?
Chicken Armor Saddles are not made from paper. Our saddles are hand-made from durable, reinforced vinyl. It doesn't look like much, but it's tough and it works.
Why are your chicken aprons so much cheaper?
Through a lot of trial and error and testing, we have come up with a patent-pending design that we can produce quickly while still being very effective in protecting the chickens. We have also experimented with various materials and settled on a light durable material that we think would not only be more comfortable on the chicken but also strong enough to withstand the rigors of a chicken coop while still being very reasonably priced. It was also chosen to be easily cleaned - just hose it clean. No more hand/machine washing and ironing!
What sizes do they come in?
We have 3 sizes: standard, medium and bantam. We will ship standard size aprons unless you specify otherwise. Medium sizes are only recommended for small-sized Standard chickens like small White Leghorns.
How long will my order take to ship?
We try to ship orders out within 1-2 business days. We are very grateful for the wonderful response we've received from customers. Chicken Armor has been more popular than we expected. Depending on how backlogged we are, orders may take 2-3 weeks to ship.
We understand that businesses like Amazon can get orders to you in 2 days. However, please understand that we are a micro-business. These are made by hand and all orders are processed by hand by just the 2 of us. We do have jobs outside of this business as well as kids so sometimes, orders may take 2-3 weeks to ship, depending on how backlogged we are.
What if it doesn't quite fit?
If you have a huge chicken, our aprons are designed such that you can extend the wing holes A LITTLE by just cutting it with a pair of scissors CAREFULLY. Based on our on flock sizing, our standard-sized aprons should fit up to a Rhode Island Red rooster or a Jersey Giant hen without additional modification.
How do I put it on?
The best time to put the aprons on are when the chickens are roosting.
The best way I can describe the way to put them on is that they go on like you would put a vest on, wings (bent - ie the way they naturally sit bent - do not try to put on the aprons with the wings stretched out) put through the wing hole. Make sure that all the wing feathers come through the wing hole. Pull the apron through such that the strap rests on the chicken's 'shoulder'. Repeat for the other side.
What's the difference between standard and premium material?
The premium material is 1/3 thicker than our standard material. It also has more internal reinforcement compared to the standard.
Do these aprons look like traditional aprons?
NO. This is a unique design with unconventional durable material which we have come up with. Again, it was designed to be very affordable and effective. These are designed for utility NOT to look like chicken clothing! If you want to dress your chicken up, this apron is NOT it!
I lost my chickens to predators. Will the eye decals stop this?
We cannot 100% guarantee that having predator eyes on the chickens will stop predators 100%. Chickens often 'freeze' when a predator attacks, allowing for a quick kill, usually by the neck. The presence of the eye decals makes the chicken wearing it appear as if it is part of a much larger animal. The eyes are meant to make predators think twice before attacking. However, all animals are different and will act differently. We cannot predict how your particular predator will react to the eye decals.
Are there other colors other than white?
At this time, we only offer it in white. We are looking to add more colors and prints in the future!
Where are the aprons made?
All aprons are made in Colorado, USA.
What if I receive the apron and I'm not happy?
We urge you to please try the aprons on your chickens. If you're not convinced, please just try one. We want you to be happy with our product and strive to keep improving it. If, after trying it, you're still not happy, send the unused aprons back to us for a full refund*. Shipping & return shipping costs are non-refundable.
How do you ship?
We ship all orders via USPS. If you need orders shipped UPS, please let us know. Additional charges will apply.
Who are we?
We are a mom and pop business. We decided to start Chicken Armor after running another business for years.
ChickenArmor.com comes from being passionate about being as self-sufficient as possible. Our homesteading journey started with our chickens. We became frustrated with how badly our hens would peck each other, so we finally came up with our own chicken apron/saddle which believe is simply gives you a better bang for your buck, especially if you have a larger flock!
In time, we will be adding more homesteading products including organic flours and foods so please check back often!