sweaters for chickens :)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ebwy, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. ebwy

    ebwy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No insult, but if the chickens don't have their feathers, wouldn't that make the whole plucking job a little easier? [​IMG]
     
  3. ebwy

    ebwy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not from that charity, they're not sold to be eaten (and I believe they do check)


    my 3 chickens are exbats, they've been here for a year. They were supposed to be past their best, yet they've kept laying all through winter, never had a day with no eggs and most days we get 3.

    Plucking may be easier if you think they'd be worth eating but I think it's awful that they're allowed to get into that state in the first place. Fortunately Korma and Masala have grown all their feathers back now and Balti just has a very short tail (but that might just be a her thing not a plucked thing!)
     
  4. gaeamama

    gaeamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sure is cute, but wouldn't a heat lamp be a lot easier and quicker?
     
  5. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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    I could of used one of those for one of my light breed chickens. She was always under the heat lamp.
     
  6. chickencoop31320

    chickencoop31320 Have bator, will hatch

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    very sweet thing for those ladies to be doing. [​IMG]
     
  7. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    what a fantastic idear!! ill just have to knit something like that for my girls.



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  8. ebwy

    ebwy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of ours had a fleece vest to keep her warm but she quickly got too big for it when she was settled and her feathers grew back

    the knitting pattern is here http://littlehenrescue.co.uk/jumpers.aspx
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    think our knitting needles are different sizes to yours in america though)
     
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