Although exact numbers of pet chickens are hard to come by, the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that nearly one percent of households in four major urban centers–Denver, Miami, Los Angeles, and New York City–had chickens. All this chicken ownership has led to a boomlet of chicken-related specialty businesses, noted NPR recently. Sure, you can get chicken feed at any farm store, but what if you want gourmet chicken treats? Or, more importantly, what if your chicken needs a diaper because it makes a mess in your living room? And what if your chicken has big social plans and needs a dress?
Well, then you turn to the Internet, which I’ve scoured to bring you the best fashion accessories for your pet poultry. In some cases, the items seemed practical: tiny calico “saddles” protect hens’ feathers from aggressive roosters during mating. In other cases, the items seemed genuinely hilarious: leash-ready diapers, for taking your pet chicken out for a stroll (while keeping things tidy).
And then there are chicken tutus, which are just awesome. Check out my picks:
But wait, there’s more. Here’s a quick video from Pampered Poultry on how to diaper a chicken!
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