1. What breeds of chickens make good indoor pets?
2. My bird has a lot of fluff on the backside. Can she wear a diaper without getting
poop stuck to her?
3. I have japanese bantams with the low-rider legs. Can they wear diapers?
4. What birds can wear a diaper?
5. When can I start diapering my bird?
6. I want to diaper my bird when it is a baby. Can I get diapers that the baby can
7. I have an adult bird that I want to bring inside. Is it too late to train it to a
8. I just put the diaper on my bird and it is acting funny. What can I do?
9. My bird keeps slipping out of the diaper. What can I do?
10.Can my bird wear the diaper overnight?
11.How often do I need to change the diaper?
12.What happens if my hen needs to lay an egg?
13.Will the diaper work if my bird has runny poop?
14.Can my bird wear the diaper without a liner?
15.My bird has been wearing the diaper for a while now and was doing just fine, but
lately she has been fussing when I put the diaper on her. What is wrong?
16.What do I get when I place an order?
17.How long does it take for me to get the diapers after I place my order?
If this does not answer you questions, please email me.
Q. What breeds of chickens make good indoor pets?
A. Almost any breed of chicken can have good candidates. Chickens have different
personalities, so it will also depend on each individual. Most people who keep birds
indoors seem to prefer bantams (a smaller version of the standard bird), but some
people do keep standard birds in the house. Silkies are especially popular because
they tend to be calm and affectionate birds.
Q. My bird has a lot of fluff on the backside. Can she wear a diaper without
getting poop stuck to her?
A. Yes. You do need to know where the vent is located (where the droppings come
out), be able to put the diaper on the approximate area, and be prepared to scoop
as many feathers as possible out of the diaper before she messes in the diaper. If
the feathers are not scooped out when the diaper is put on, they will not stay as
Q. I have japanese bantams with the low-rider legs. Can they wear diapers?
A. Yes. You need to state on the Order Form what breed they are. Low-riders
require a different design.
Q. What birds can wear a diaper?
A. Any bird that has stiff tail feathers can wear a diaper. This means that
rumpless birds will not be able to wear one. Some people have had success keeping
turkeys, ducks, and geese in the house when they are fitted with these diapers.
The diapers are also handy for when a sick outside bird has to be brought inside for
special care. Some people will find that putting diapers for birds that measure
three inches or less (see Order Form) difficult because they are so small.
Q. When can I start diapering my bird?
A. Birds typically start having stiff tail feathers at about four weeks old. They
can start wearing a diaper then. Diapers for very small birds will not be able to
be fitted with a disposable liner. A piece of feminine absorbent pad may be placed
in the bottom of the diaper to make clean-up easier and to decrease possible
leakage through the fabric if the droppings are runny.
Q. I want to diaper my bird when it is a baby. Can I get diapers that the baby
can grow into?
A. Yes. The diapers are adjustable. You must state clearly on the Order Form
the age of the bird if you wish for a "growing into" diaper. If a bantam baby
starts wearing a diaper at 4 weeks old, you can expect to go through 3 sizes, the
last size fitting an adult bird. A standard bird will go through more sizes.
Q. I have an adult bird that I want to bring inside. Is it too late to train it to a
A. Most times, the adult birds don't seem to mind.
Q. I just put the diaper on my bird and it is acting funny.
A. Most birds accept the diaper pretty easily. Some may take a few days to get
used to it.
Q. My bird keeps slipping out of the diaper. What can I do?
A. If the diaper is slipping off the tail, tighten the pouch flaps a bit more. If
the shoulder straps are slipping, first check to make sure that the shoulder straps
are not cutting into the bird. If the straps are too tight, the bird will drop its
shoulders so the straps will slide off. If the shoulder straps are not too tight,
tighten up the back flap. If the bird is still getting out of the diaper, put a
safety pin through the straps directly behind the shoulders.
Q. Can my bird wear the diaper overnight?
A. An adult bird can wear a diaper overnight, although most people let their birds
sleep without it at night. It is not suggested to let a baby sleep in a diaper
because babies will fill up the diaper quicker than an adult.
Q. How often do I need to change the diaper?
A. There's the old saying that what goes in must come out. With that in mind,
youngsters, particularly ones going through a growth spurt, and hens that are just
finishing their broody period, will eat enormous amounts of food. They typically
need to be changed about every 2-3 hours. Adult roosters who don't eat much for
their size can easily go through the day with one change.
Q. What happens if my hen needs to lay an egg?
A. The diaper pouch is big enough to contain the egg. If the diaper is already
dirty before the egg is laid, the egg will get dirty. Please remember also that the
bird has to carry the diaper and its contents around. Carrying an egg off her
backside may not be the most comfortable thing for your hen.
Q. Will the diaper work if my bird has runny poop?
A. Yes, to a certain point. The diaper is designed to keep dry droppings and
small amounts of liquid away from the body, but if the bird is lying down, liquid is
harder to contain (think of a puddle of water spreading out). In that case, you will
need to drop some cotton balls or a piece of absorbent pad into the bottom of the
diaper to help the liquid stay in the bottom of the diaper.
Q. Can my bird wear the diaper without a liner?
A. If your bird has very dry droppings, you can get away with not using a liner.
Some people with very small birds can also get away with not using a liner. Making
the liners is very cheap and easy, and most people prefer to use the liners because
they can clean out the diaper without touching anything disgusting.
Q. My bird has been wearing the diaper for a while now and was doing just fine,
but lately she has been fussing when I put the diaper on her. What is wrong?
A. Oftentimes people don't realize how much their babies have grown. If she is a
young bird, chances are pretty good she's grown out of her diaper and is fussing
because she is being squeezed into too-small clothes.
Q. What do I get when I place an order?
A. When you order a diaper, you get the diaper, extra liners, safety pins, and an
Q. How long does it take for me to get the diapers after I place my order?
A. Orders are typically sent out in less than seven business days in the first-class
mail after payment is received but can be delayed up to three weeks depending on
backlog. If you are concerned that you get the diapers right away, please email
me to find out about the shipping. Overnight shipping is also available via the US
postal service. However, overnight shipping can sometimes still mean two days,and
right now the going rate is about $16 USD. If you want overnight shipping,
email me first to find out the exact cost.