Chicken Sweaters & Other Home-Made chicken crafts

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by mamakat74, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. mamakat74

    mamakat74 In the Brooder

    After reading about rescued hens sometimes needing sweaters, I decided to give it a shot at making some in various sizes, especially after I saw how bad moulting CAN be for some. I didn't want to get stuck in the middle of winter with an injured or ill chicken and not have something extra around to keep them warm.

    The first one I did was based on the Little Hens Rescue pattern. But after attempting to try it on my Harriet, I decided these should not HAVE to be pulled over the head. So subsequent ones I have made have buttons at the top, too, so I can put it on side to side. I have not tried any of these on my girls yet because there has been no need. But it has been quite enjoyable making them. Here are a few:

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    Has anyone else done any hand-made comfort projects or cute crafts for their chickens?
     
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  2. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Crowing

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    Those are so cute! How long does it take you to make one of them? I personally haven't made anything like this for my chickens, but I did just order two chicken diapers for my soon-to-be house chicken from someone here on BYC. I might try my hand at making them myself if I ever need more, but we'll see.

    I'd love to see a picture of one of your sweaters on your chickens. I bet it would look so cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. mamakat74

    mamakat74 In the Brooder

    It takes me a few days of working on them at night. I will post a picture of Harriet in one of them, since I'm certain that Madeline won't cooperate!
     
  4. MaddiesMum

    MaddiesMum Songster

    I'd also love to see some chicken related crafts people have done! I am attempting Little Hen Rescue's sweater pattern but I have been looking all over for other ideas, whether it be sewing/knitting/crocheting/whatever!
     
  5. MaddiesMum

    MaddiesMum Songster

    Your sweaters look great by the way! Awesome job! Love to see some pictures of your chooks wearing them [​IMG]
     
  6. mamakat74

    mamakat74 In the Brooder

    Thank you. I made some for chicks, too, because I had a sick chick here. But it was hard to keep it on a chick so I gave up. He was just so tiny.
     
  7. faerieannette

    faerieannette Chirping

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    I will buy some from you! how much?!
     
  8. mamakat74

    mamakat74 In the Brooder

    Sorry it took me so long to reply. I've been in the middle of moving across 3 states with all my critters, including my chickens!

    I really don't know what to charge for the sweaters. Anyone have any input on what a fair price would be?
     
  9. Brandi Leigh

    Brandi Leigh Songster

    I have made a few aprons to protect their backs from roosters, but I saw little chicken hats[​IMG] that I would love to try and make.
     
  10. I was having this mental image of one of those awful sweaters you used to see in the 80s with the batwing arms and a giant chook in stranded knitting. This makes much more sense :D
     
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