Chicken Sweaters

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by mylilchix, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    My mom emailed me this morning with a link from a wonderful woman in the UK who is rescuing hens from the egg laying factories. These poor girls are in really bad shape, so this wonderful woman is knitting chicken sweaters to keep them warm since they've lost the majority of their feathers. She has the pattern on her website, so I wanted to share it in the event any of you would like to make some for your hens. Enjoy!!
    http://littlehenrescue.co.uk/jumpers.aspx

    Sonja
     
  2. SilverM0on

    SilverM0on Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow... thats nice
    these poor chickens must indeed be cold
    the one in the picture barely has any feather i bet she enjoy the sweater
     
  3. Damsel

    Damsel Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for sharing! Very sweet!
     
  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're welcome. It's a wonderful cause, but also an awesome sweater!
    Sonja
     
  5. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks. I love them. Im sending it to a friend! she knits like crazy, she might be intersted!
     
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    more cold air their exposed to, Faster they put feathers on...
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I like the pictures of the transormation after they been rescued
     
  8. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup. We took delivery one winter on one year old hens from an organic egg laying facility. They were bald. We set up a few lamps in the hen house, but they were free to go in and out of the coop. We did have a few die on us, but most grew in their feather pretty darn quick
     

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