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Free Chicken Saddle Patterns – Printable PDF Apron Templates

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Chicken saddles protect a hen's back from enthusiastic roosters during mating. Without a saddle, many hens suffer severe feather damage and walk around with bald spots.

This page lists several printable chicken saddle patterns you can download for free and use to make your own chicken saddle.

If you need more info on the usage of chicken saddles, read our chicken saddle 101.

Chicken Saddle Patterns:

About the patterns:

  • For each pattern, you can follow the step-by-step instructions in our visual guide to making your chicken saddle based on the patterns below.
  • Each pattern comes with multiple sew-size patterns included. So you have all size options ranging from XS (bantam), S (small), M (medium regular), L (large regular), and XL (giant).

Enjoy the patterns, and don't forget to tag us with your finished work on Instagram!

1. Chicken Saddle Pattern for Medium to Large Breeds

chicken saddle pattern, elastic and fabric from old clothes
Best UseRegular fowl
SizesM, L
Difficulty*
Print SizeLetter
PartsSaddle
InstructionsChicken Saddle Pattern for Regular Fowl

This saddle pattern can be used to create saddles for regular-sized chickens such as LeghornsAraucana, MaransPolish, and other chicken breeds.

Two sewing pattern sizes are included in the pattern for Medium to Large chickens.

2. Chicken Saddle Pattern for Bantams and Small Breeds

chicken saddle pattern for bantam chickens
Best UseBantams, Small Chicken Breeds
SizesBantam-M, Bantam-L
Difficulty*
Print SizeLetter
PartsSaddle
InstructionsChicken Saddle Pattern for Bantams and Small Chickens

This saddle pattern can be used to create saddles for bantams or smaller chickens such as Silkies, Dutch Bantam, Leghorn Bantam, Sussex Bantam, and other small breeds.

3. Chicken Saddle Pattern for Large and Giant Breeds

chicken saddle pattern for large breeds banner image
Best UseLarge fowl, Giant Breeds
SizesM, L, XL
Difficulty*
Print SizeTabloid / Ledger
PartsSaddle
InstructionsChicken Saddle Pattern for Large Breeds

This saddle pattern can be used to create saddles for bantams or smaller chickens such as Brahma, Orpington, Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, Sussex, and other large chicken breeds.

The pattern is on Tabloid paper, so you will have to either print large or split the pattern. We explain how you can do that with Acrobat Reader.

4. Chicken Saddle Pattern with Wing Protector and Tail Guard

Best UseRegular fowl
SizesM, L
Difficulty*
Print SizeLetter
PartsSaddle, Wing Protection, Tail Guard
InstructionsChicken Saddle Pattern with Wing Protection and Tail Guard

This saddle pattern can be used to create saddles for regular-sized chickens such as LeghornsAraucana, MaransPolish, and other chicken breeds.

The pattern comes with extra wing protection and a tail guard. You can use the wing protection and tail guard separately and adjust to the size of your bird if you are dealing with small chickens, bantams, or larger fowl.

There are several chicken saddles on the market, but it's easy to create your own chicken saddle based on a chicken saddle pattern. You can repurpose some old clothes or use fat quarters with a print.

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Chicken Fans Editorial Team

The editorial team consists of 3rd generation chicken owners Kat, journalist, editor-in-chief, and Nick, working with illustrators and specialists in the field.

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