What to Expect When Diapering a Chicken?
Most chickens will get used to wearing their new diapers quickly and will soon be acting like their old selves. However, when you first put on the diaper, it does take some time for them to adjust their balance and get used to the new weight and sensation.
Don’t worry! You are not hurting your chicken, assuming it isn’t too small. You should be able to fit your finger under the elastic comfortably.
If the fit feels good, you can still expect for the first few minutes (up to 20 minutes) your chicken is likely to hate both you and the diaper. Some common reactions including falling over, laying down sideways and not moving, stumbling around backwards and sideways, pulling and pecking at the straps and pouch. Just relax, and let them get used to the diaper.
Placing their favorite treats right out of reach often helps them forget, but in most cases give them time and before you know it they will be walking, flying and eating without any issues!