Nicola Congdon and her mother Ann have come up with an adorable way to keep the retired battery chickens that they’ve rescued warm and it comes in the form of a tiny knitted jumpers.
The two women who are from Falmouth in Cornwall, England, rescue the retired chickens and give them a new home and currently own around 60 of them. Sadly because the chickens have spent their entire lives indoors they don’t cope too well with the outdoor weather and in particular the cold.
To tackle this they started to knit tiny wooly jumpers specially for the chickens. “We’ve also had inquiries so far from Canada as well as local people asking for the jumpers. If anyone would like to purchase one we ask for a donation for an AIDS orphanage in South Africa,” says Nicola. “It’s important to make people aware of the poor conditions the hens live in and the fact that they have no feathers when they are retired.”
Nicola Congdon and her mother Ann look after around 60 chickens, 30 of which they’e rescued from battery chickens.
Because they’ve spent their entire lives caged up indoors they don’t deal with the outside climate very well.
So they decided to start knitting the chickens their very own jumpers!
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