Cécile Stelzer Johnson wrote:
Mike Jay wrote:I don't know... But I guess that could be part of how it could be a million dollar idea. Figure out how to keep it in place and make sure it helps more than it hurts.
I'm imagining something that you'd install from behind the rooster's head, first covering the comb. Then it wraps around the head, waddles and upper neck and zips/velcros up the front under his beak. So the comb part would be like a pita pocket.
If you put it on at dusk, maybe he wouldn't kick it off right away. Then in the morning he may realize how cool he looks and try to keep it on. Or I'm just being silly.
My rooster eats out of my hand, maybe not all roosters are that cordial.
If it is to protect the comb and the wattles, it has to cover the comb and the wattles and have some sort of elastic under the chin, which might make swallowing difficult?
I giggle thinking of trying to sneak behind my rooster in the middle of the night to slip one of those on him. I'm also a bit worried as to how the other chickens would react. They do pick at anything abnormal in their environment and they are not beyond killing and eating one of their own [!] I've seen it even in young chicks. One had a deformed leg... they ate it [the whole chick, not just the leg] ;-)
Dustin Rhodes wrote:My first reaction on reading the title of this thread was: "wow, that sounds REALLY gross..." but then I realized you were talking about the headgear, and not the dessert - much better.