Chickens Keeping Warm In Style! Woman Knits Chicken Sweaters
Thanks to everyone who sent me this video over the weekend.
And it was a big chicken weekend around here.
Three new ladies were “re-homed” to join our backyard flock.
I heard from my local “Fowl Friends” chicken group that these three lovelies could use a new home.
They belonged to a family who lost their wife and mom last year and it was just too much to take care of them.
“Bring’em on down!” I said.
Not a single chicken sweater among them, however.
I might have to check into what this woman in Cornwall, England is doing.
She has taken in 30 battery hens.
Factory farmed hens, or battery hens, suffer terrible conditions when they spend most, if not all, of their lives living in tiny cages, so if they are one of the lucky ones to ever make it out alive, they lack feathers needed to keep them warm.
That makes it tough to get used to the cold, wet air of England in the Fall and Winter.
Nicole told Mashable she and her mother decided to give her ladies a little fashionable help by knitting chicken sweaters.
She makes them like tank tops, easily fitting over the areas where they are missing the most feathers, while giving them plenty of room to flap their wings.
So just how do you put a sweater on a chicken?
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Not surprisingly, Nicola says she’s getting requests from all over the world.
If you’re a chicken crazy, you get it.
She and her mum will knit your chicken a sweater. They ask for a donation that they send directly to an AIDS/HIV orphanage in South Africa.