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Knitting Sweaters for CHICKENS?!?!?!

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Look what I found in my new knitting magazine this week...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/3434450274_0e5dc08c27_o.jpg

There is an organization in the UK that makes sweaters for chickens rescued from commercial factories where they were neglected/abused and were missing most of their feathers.  They make these little sweaters to keep them warm until their feathers come back in.  thumbsup

post #2 of 25

Great idea!

When my mother was a little girl during the depression, her family made a mole-skin coat for one of their chickens lacking feathers.

post #3 of 25

wonder if there is a pattern floating around the net....

ROBIN-...Love all the feather kids - and yes, they all have names!

Glad you asked...I do run a chicken hospital!

Member of the Derperella Fan Club.... We're all just goin round the rooster here!

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ROBIN-...Love all the feather kids - and yes, they all have names!

Glad you asked...I do run a chicken hospital!

Member of the Derperella Fan Club.... We're all just goin round the rooster here!

 Marek's Giant FAQ

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post #4 of 25

Those are wonderful, and for a wonderful cause as well!


ETA That was in your knitting magazine? Which one, please?


Edited by ranchhand - 4/12/09 at 5:43am

Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
Chicken Tender of 20 years

 

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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
Chicken Tender of 20 years

 

Memorial Thread

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post #5 of 25

My mother showed me a German magazine where a women made sweaters for her chickens. She won photo of the week

post #6 of 25

First diapers - now sweaters.
The world has finally spun out of control! Egads!!

Peace... David
"Poetry often comes in through the window of irrelevance"

 

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Peace... David
"Poetry often comes in through the window of irrelevance"

 

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post #7 of 25

Hehehe I like it!  Might work with crochet too.

Lavender Orpingtons and one little white Silkie.   Currently seeking a mixed flock of pullets for my hen pen.  ISO Ameraucana - Cinnamon Queens - Black Copper Marans - Olive Eggers = 2 pullets each. 
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Lavender Orpingtons and one little white Silkie.   Currently seeking a mixed flock of pullets for my hen pen.  ISO Ameraucana - Cinnamon Queens - Black Copper Marans - Olive Eggers = 2 pullets each. 
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post #8 of 25

I'll stick to dressing my chihuahua Rocco

post #9 of 25

fl Oh yes, please do tell us which magazine and which issue so we can get the pattern.

Amy Wife to David. Momma to my wonderful children and Nonnie to two, 3 dogs,many chickens and LOVING my Seramas!!! Of course ALL are spoiled rotten!

 

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Amy Wife to David. Momma to my wonderful children and Nonnie to two, 3 dogs,many chickens and LOVING my Seramas!!! Of course ALL are spoiled rotten!

 

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=51796

 
 

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