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Woman Discovers Need For Chicken Diapers After Daughter Keeps Bringing Chicks Into Her House, Turns It Into A Business
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Woman Discovers Need For Chicken Diapers After Daughter Keeps Bringing Chicks Into Her House, Turns It Into A Business

Urban chicken keepers are on the rise, as people seek a more ethical and nutritious source of fresh eggs, as well as loyal pet birds and a closer connection to nature in the urban jungle.

Because many of these backyard chicken owners form a close bond with their birds, they sometimes like to invite them inside the house to join the rest of the family. The one problem with this is the poop. Chickens poop several times a day, so poop on the carpet is pretty much inevitable unless… You can put a diaper on your pet chicken.

Julie Baker, the founder of Pampered Poultry, saw a Youtube video of an indoor chicken wearing a diaper-like contraption and loved the idea. She set about making her own pet clothes with the help of her daughter. “We started about 10 years ago,” Julie told Bored Panda. “It was born out of necessity as my daughter was always bringing her beautiful chickens in the house. We never imagined the product would resonate with so many backyard chicken coop keepers around the world.”

“Our customers range from hardcore indoor chicken keepers to those caring for sick or injured birds, to the social media crowd who just love interacting with their birds and sharing with friends and family on the internet. You might not think it, but chickens have fascinating and complex personalities.”

According to Julie, there is a phenomenon known as ‘chicken math,’ which loosely translates into people thinking they need around 6 birds, but over time find themselves with 30 and a new coop. “There are so many types of chicken – colors, breeds, size, egg colors.. and they are really easy to keep, so you really are never forced to limit yourself! Usually, it’s the husbands who set the limit,” She said with a chuckle.

All the diapers are handmade by a group of women in the Dominican Republic, while the designing and order fulfillment is done at Julie’s workshop in Claremont, NH. “We sell between 1,000-2,000 a month,” Julie told us. “I love to shop for fabric and am always thinking of new ways our customers can interact with their beloved pets! The diapers are machine washable, so they offer pet chickens many hours of playtime exploring the house and enjoying life inside with their families.”

What do you think of the amazing world of chicken fashion? Would you like to keep chickens as pets? Scroll down below to check out Julie’s designs for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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More and more people are keeping backyard chickens as pets, and an ethical source of eggs

Having formed a close bond with their backyard birds, they sometimes like to invite them inside the house to join the rest of the family

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

The one problem with this is: the poop

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

Chickens poop several times a day, so poop on the carpet is pretty much inevitable unless… You can put a diaper on your feathered friend

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

Julie Baker, founder of Pampered Poultry, saw a Youtube video of an indoor chicken wearing a diaper-like contraption and loved the idea

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

“We started about 10 years ago,” Julie told Bored Panda

Image credits: PamperYourPoultry

“It was borne out of necessity as my daughter was always bringing her chickens in the house”

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

“We never imagined the product would resonate with so many backyard chicken keepers around the world”

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

“Our customers range from hard core indoor chicken keepers, to those caring for sick or injured birds”

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

“And the social media crowd who just love interacting with their birds and sharing with friends and family on the internet”

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

“You might not think it, but chickens have fascinating and complex personalities”

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

“There are so many colors, breeds, size, egg colors.. and they are really easy to keep, so you really are never forced to limit yourself!”

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

“Usually it’s the husbands who set the limit!”

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

All the diapers are handmade by a group of women in the Dominican Republic

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

While the designing and order fulfillment is done at Julie’s workshop in Claremont, NH

Image credits: PamperYourPoultry

“We sell between 1,000-2,000 a month”

Image credits: PamperYourPoultry

“I love to shop for fabric and am always thinking of new ways our customers can interact with their beloved pets!”

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

The diapers are machine washable

Image credits: pamperedpoultry

So they offer pet chickens many hours of play time exploring the house and enjoying life inside with their families

Image credits: PamperYourPoultry

What do you think of the amazing world of chicken fashion? Would you like to keep chickens as pets?

Image credits: PamperYourPoultry

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Night Owl
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3 years ago

Good for her to have found a niche in the market

diane a
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3 years ago

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i was seriously tempted to get doggy "period pants" for my 2 girls - but chickens??? if you have them in the house then deal with it

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Eunice Probert
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3 years ago

Oh for crying out loud. Hens don't need clothes or nappies. If you don't like the poop don't bring them into the house. They should be outside anyway, foraging in the grass for bugs and eating the grass. I have hens and they are very happy, pootling about in the garden. They like to follow my husband around while he mows the lawn, and have a good gossip. Hens are outdoor animals. If you want a pet in the house get a cat or dog, or a guinea pig. Anything, but not a hen. Hens belong outdoors. And end rant.

Mother Mary Helen
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3 years ago

I want a chicken too

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
3 years ago

I want a child too!so cute!!!!!!!

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Night Owl
Community Member
3 years ago

Good for her to have found a niche in the market

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

i was seriously tempted to get doggy "period pants" for my 2 girls - but chickens??? if you have them in the house then deal with it

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Eunice Probert
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh for crying out loud. Hens don't need clothes or nappies. If you don't like the poop don't bring them into the house. They should be outside anyway, foraging in the grass for bugs and eating the grass. I have hens and they are very happy, pootling about in the garden. They like to follow my husband around while he mows the lawn, and have a good gossip. Hens are outdoor animals. If you want a pet in the house get a cat or dog, or a guinea pig. Anything, but not a hen. Hens belong outdoors. And end rant.

Mother Mary Helen
Community Member
3 years ago

I want a chicken too

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
3 years ago

I want a child too!so cute!!!!!!!

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