Monday, February 16, 2009

Rescued chickens kitted out with handknit jumpers (sweaters)

This is a sweet story about how a Norfolk woman who rescued 1,500 balding battery chickens has had a woolly jumper knitted for each of them to protect them from the cold. many stressed out battery farm birds lose their plumage so Mrs Eglen turned to her local community in December asking for people willing to knit jumpers for the bedraggled birds. (link via telegraph.co.uk) If you would like to help out by knitting a jumper (pattern is on their website) or information about adopting a hen: Little Hen Rescue Centre See video of chickens in knitted jumpers Related post from my blog: Buffy the well dressed chicken

4 comments:

  1. Aw bless their little cotton socks.. or their little wooly jumbers! hehe lovely story.

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  2. They do look sweet, don't they? I love stories like this.

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  3. Maureen- Did you watch Jamie Oliver's Fowl Dinners? Shocking! You can watch it on YouTube if you are so inclined. Poor babies.

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  4. Hi Melissa - I've seen other shows about battery farm chickens so decided not to watch it. It's very disturbing to see the sort of conditions the chickens are kept in.

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