Chicken Jumpers - PIC!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by debilorrah, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Don't let your chicken go cold...knit them a jumper instead
    Published Date:
    19 October 2010
    By Joanna Wardill
    FORMER battery hens that have lost their feathers will no longer feel the chill of winter – thanks to a knitting class.
    A chicken jumper knit-in was held at Hebden Bridge, creating pint-sized jumpers for former battery chickens that have been rehoused.

    Beginners and experts joined in the knitting at Ribbon Circus, the town's haberdashery shop.

    Amy Leader, owner of Ribbons Circus, said: "It went really well.
    "We had about 60 jumpers completed on the day with more people finishing them off at home.

    "What's especially nice is that all these jumpers will stay locally and go to local people who are rehoming battery chickens."

    Between 10 and 20 per cent of rescued hens from battery farms have lost their feathers. It is not known why they go bald but it happens among the more nervous birds who are often found in the darker recesses of battery farms.

    Their feathers do eventually grow back.

    But in the meantime the jumpers will help them to keep warm.


    I had to cut and paste because some of the comments were NOT family friendly.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010

  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    [​IMG] awesome!!!! gonna try it!!!! [​IMG]
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    What a neat idea!
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    What a neat idea!

    I am guessing the person that wrote the caption doesn't have chickens..."he" looks an awful lot like a "she". [​IMG]
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I thought the picture of that chicken is adorable!

  6. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
  7. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Songster

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    It looks like a hen to me. My Madagascar gamefowl are NOT adjusting to the cold here. They might benefit by something like that but it would take a lot of explaining...Er..Why are your gamefowl wearing sweaters? Anyway, amazing how people can twist the most benign things into something nasty. Sometimes I wish I could call some of them out from behind their monitors.
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It is a hen. I just think the whole idea is awesome!

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