Two women from England are doing something remarkable for their rescued chickens.
Nicola Congdon and her mother Ann, of Cornwall, England, are knitting “chicken jumpers” for their hens, which once laid eggs in industrial battery cages.
The rescued chickens have trouble getting acclimated to normal weather conditions outside the factory, so the hand-knit sweaters help keep them warm. Nicola says she got the idea after reading an article about rescued battery chickens.
“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 said, according to Bored Panda.
The Congdons keep the sweaters on their chickens for 30 mins to an hour and a half. Nicola says they sweaters don’t impede the hens, and they go about their usual business, just stylishly dressed.
They also said they’ve received inquiries about purchase orders from as far as Canada. Nicola says any money they receive will benefit an AIDS orphanage in South Africa.
Well, what do you think? Would you put sweaters on your chickens?