Hen Apron to prevent rooster treading

I noted that one of my pretty Australops (a black Orpington) was losing all the feathers just anterior to her tail, and that her skin was scratched and irritated. A quick search gave me the answer. SHE was HIS favorite, and so his spurs were gouging her skin and tearing out her feathers.

Well, another quick search gave me prototypes to make a chicken apron from fleece (which won’t unravel and which does not have to be hemmed). I measured from axilla to axilla, folded the fabric in half and cut thru both layers at half the distance to make the wing openings, and then measured from the front of her wings to the back of her tail, cutting holes as shown in the photo.

Voila’….the fashion queen of the flock! Now to see if it helps protect her from his amour….