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Giveaway: A Chicken Sign and Chicken Aprons

I was contacted a few months ago by chickenarmor.com.  They wanted to share with me their website along with their products- chickens signs and aprons.  As many of you know, last year I was excited to even discover that things such as chicken aprons were on the market to keep my Silkies safe while they were broody in the nesting boxes.  After all, I credited the the design of the hen apron for saving Dolly’s life. Since, then I have been a big fan and advocate of hen apron (also known as saddles).  They are fantastic to cover healing back wounds from feather pecking and over-amorous roosters.  They also are terrific as preventatives too. I always place hen apron on my Silkies when we are scheduled to go out of town because they are always going broody.

Predator eyes are affixed to the bases of the aprons.

Traditional hen aprons are created from fabric, snaps and elastic bands.  The ones offered from chickenarmor.com are different.  They are no frills but all function and are incredibly cost effective for large flock owners. They are created from a puncture proof, weatherproof type of material that reminds me of oil cloth. They are absent of snaps and elastics and come in one piece.  With a bit of finessing, they slip on over the wings. They are not as easy as the other saddles to put on the chickens but I easily caught on in no time at all.  My favorite part of the hen aprons are the eyes that deter predators.  Finally, another viable option that would work to deter birds of prey when flocks free-range. These aprons could easily be applied to flocks that are out during free-ranging and removed during times when they are locked safe in the coop. They are made in Colorado and come in two sizes, bantam or standard.


Chickenarmor.com also hand crafts many chicken signs.  They are great fun and would add charm and whimsy to the side of your chicken coop or garden gate.  They are 12″ x 18″ or 18″x24″, UV resistant and fully waterproof.  Some can even can be customized to your liking.

The Giveaway
1st Prize~ Your choice of a 12″x18″ sign & 20 aprons with eyes.
2nd Prize~10 aprons with eyes
3rd Prize~10 aprons with eyes
4th Prize~ 10 aprons with eyes
5th Prize~ 10 aprons with eyes
Chickenarmor.com will ship internationally

Here is How To Enter
Three possible entries per person

1.  Visit chickenarmor.com and tell me what you would put on your wishlist (1 entry).
2.  Visit chickenarmor.com on Facebook and tell them Tilly sent you (1entry).
3.  Followers of this blog receive a bonus entry. Options are on the right.
4.  You must leave a comment on this post. Be sure to mention your wishlist item, if you said hello on Facebook and if you are a follower of our blog.  Be sure to leave an email or other way for me to contact you.


Special bonus-coupon code for 10% off your order.  Enter LUVSTILLY1 at checkout.

The Fine Print:  Contest ends 1/6/13 at 12 noon EST.  Three entries per person/one comment only. Items will ship to US and International addresses.  A total of five winners will be randomly selected.  As with the use of any aprons, be sure to check underneath as poultry mites and lice can congregate under the safety of all types of chicken saddles, aprons or hen savers no matter the company that manufactures them. There is no guarantee by chickenarmor.com that the predator proof eyes will prevent all attacks by predators from the sky and land.  They are to be used as a deterrent. Disclosure: I received complimentary aprons, but the opinions that I have expressed in this post are all my own.

Photo Credit:  chickenarmor.com and Tilly’s Nest

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  • Pam

    ~ Happy 2013 ~ I love the idea of starting the New Year with a giveaway! I am a follower and I posted a note on chickenarmor.com that you sent me. Now if I had to pick something for a wish list it would be one of the 'Caution Attack Chickens' signs for the shed. Two of my roosters have started to jump on visitors. They sneak up and BAM!! I think it's kinda funny because they don't do it to me ~ Thank Goodness. Of course I would also love to have the aprons. Best Wishes for A Happy & Healthy New Year! pamelaannseitz@yahoo.com

  • I would love to have their attack chicken sign, and about a dozen chicken aprons.

  • This seems like an interesting product. We have had trouble with hawks & I will now only free range them when I can be out with them. The attack chickens sign or the aprons w/ eyes would be on my wish list. I did like chickenarmor's pg. & said hi. I am a follower of your blog. badmunki68@yahoo.com

  • My wishlist would be a sign-anyone would do they are all lovely, I could also us an apron or 2. I am a follower of your blogg and I visited an commented on chickenarmor facebook page. tammy.quinn@gmail.com

  • Happy New Year! I'm a follower, and I posted a note on Chickenarmor.com on Facebook that "Tilly sent me". They have cute stuff! I guess my wishlist would be the Chicken Crossing sign (so cute!) and 10 aprons with those scary eyes. :)

  • The FREE RANGE CHICKENS sign would be #1 on my wish list!!

  • Anonymous

    Hi, hope you're feeling better. I'm following you and posted on Chickenarmor.com saying you sent me. My favourite would have to be the Chicken Attack sign.
    Happy New Year.

    • Thanks for the well wishes. You forgot to leave your name and contact info :(

  • My wish list would include that "Real Peckers" sign, just because it made me laugh. Liked their page and yours, of course.
    Happy New Year!
    Kim@FrankandKim.com

  • I follow you via GFC, and the item that I would put on my wishlist is the 3 pack apron/saddle set. I could really us some of these!

    yolanda9913@gmail.com

  • I would love to shock the neighbors with the "Beware of chickens they are real peckers" sign! :) I think it would give everyone a giggler or two! Also, a three pack of mixed sized saddles would be great! Love the site and thanks for hosting these amazing giveaways!SuzanneLeeTreviso@facebook.com or CSTreviso@aol.com

  • On my wish list would be the Chickens Crossing Sign, I'd love to put it in my garden. Happy New Year!

  • Happy New Year!! I would love to win a saddle and model it!

  • The free range chicken sign would be my choice. Great give away!

  • Happy 2013 I love your posts and photos, thank you very much. i would love the chicken caution sign or three small aprons.

  • Anonymous

    On my wish list would be the chicken attack sign and a bunch of aprons with predator eyes.

    kimnje@embarqmail.com

  • On my wish list is the 10 pack of saddles. I also posted on FB and am a follower (thanks for the post on causes of feather loss). Happy New Year and thanks for the giveaway!

  • Happy New Year. I world love to try the aprons! Thanks

  • I am a follower and I posted a note on chickenarmor.com that you sent me. I think I would like the chicken sign

  • Anonymous

    I would love to have the 'Attack Chicken' sign as I currently have a rooster who can't be trusted….also like the aprons with eyes as my chickens free range (they have even knocked on my door a few times, lol)
    I'm a dedicated follower of yours and have left my 'Tilley sent me' message on the ChickenArmor site…
    You can reach me (Cathy) at cathybhaney@gmail.com
    (posting this a second time as I'm not for sure if the first went thru, sorry for the repeat if it did)

  • Anonymous

    I have just started getting your blog via email here in Australia & would love three of those aprons & a sign for my bantam "Ozzie" chicks! I love reading about your home & weather, here it is mostly hot, does get cold here in Toowoomba during winter, & we do have the change of seasons in autumn. But it has only snowed about twice here, & it basically melts when it has fallen, a very rare occurrence,so seeing your winter landscape is lovely.! I have only had my 'ladies' about 10 months, & am still learning as I go, but really enjoy their personalities & quirks! Thanks again for a very lovely site. Happy New Year, Regards Sue

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the Chicken Armor link. I love the Chicken Crossing sign and would like to try to hen aprons.
    Sue
    barnyard@dishmail.net

  • Good morning! Great contest, thanks for hosting. I am following your blog, I liked Chicken Armour on their FB, and I'm leaving a comment. My choice would be 10 aprons! My poor hens definitely need them. If I'm one of the lucky winners, you can reach me at farmbeachgal@yahoo.com. Thanks!

  • Love, love, love the "Attack Chickens" sign ! So true in some cases :). That would be my wishlist item ! I follow you on Pinterest.

  • I had two Rhode Island Reds…Fred and Ginger. I walked outside one afternoon to find a Hawk EATING Ginger….my wish list is 6 aprons with PREDATOR EYES!!!! Now Fred has to dance with 2 Black Astralorps, 2 Brahmas, 1 Speckled Sussex, and 1 Easter Egger!!

  • Your signs are awesome! I would have to say that If I won, I would choose the chickens attack sign! So cute! and of course the aprons. I actually need one as two of my ladies seem to be opa's (my old rooster) favorite and are looking a little over-loved (and since here in Ontario it was -17 yesterday, a little cover is always welcomed:)

    Happy Holidays and a very happy new year

    Alissa
    http://www.thewoolyowl.com

  • CAUTION Free Range Chickens! Set the chickens free! (with aprons and appropriate signage)

    bgawk.org

  • maxuswong@yahoo.com

    I really love the signs. Also if i won first place i would choose the farm fresh egg sign #1. If I won 2nd,3rd, or any other place I wouldn't be complaining. Being rainy here, the chicken saddle/aprons would be useful. I visited chicken armor and I am a follower of your blog.
    email me at: maxuswong@yahoo.com

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  • Wishilist? For sure the aprons with eyes! Our roosters were notoriously overeager with a few of the ladies. Then we moved and lost our flock, many I'm sure to hawks (I've seen them circling our house often since then).

    Oh, and I've stopped by the facebook page!

    Love reading this blog!

    tisadoll85@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

    About 5 aprons and Beware of Chickens-They can be real peckers sign.
    rodneyjohnson@hughes.net

  • I'm a new follower. I visited the web page, and was instantly drawn to the free range chicken sign. The aprons could be useful, too.

  • Love the chicken crossing sign cause my neighbor has chicken's too & we often have to fetch each others chicken's! what great neighbors :) Also need some saddles for the girls!

  • Anonymous

    Hi,
    I like the chicken crossing sign but the attack chicken sign is a close second due to my rooster! The eyes on the aprons are a great idea! Wouldn't mind winning that, too! I have liked Chickenarmor on Facebook and am a follower of Tilly's Nest blog. Linda email:palkrendl@hotmail.com