chicken sweaters

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by branston, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that I hatched back in April. She has a crooked beak but is doing just fine. She's not as big as the other hens so I wanted to get her some chicken sweaters to keep her warm through the winter. Does anyone know where I can buy them? I can't knit to save my life!
     
  2. kevs-chickadees

    kevs-chickadees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, never heard of that before, I learn something new everyday on this site.[​IMG]
     
  3. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you actually serious?
    Or are you pulling our legs?
    Sorry to offend but .... REALLY?
     
  4. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dependant on your climate zone, you may look into chicken parkas... google it..... [​IMG]
     
  5. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope......I'm VERY serious. Apparently, a knitting group in the UK (I'm British) started knitting these sweaters (or jumpers as the Brits would call them) for rescued battery farm chickens and they are now known worldwide.
     
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  6. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry I laughed, now I have almost seen everything...
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  7. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:haven't seen them for sale, but I made one once... we had a frizzle rooster that was so frizzle he grew almost no fluff on the feathers, just the center ridge. kind of like a chicken porcupine. made him a sweater out of water resistant fleece and a terry-cloth hand towel. he only lived 18 months, but at least he didn't die of cold during the winter.
     
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  8. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah........! That's it! Thanks for posting the pic! I would love to buy some! If only I could find someone selling them!
     
  9. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! Will give that a go!
     

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