Turns out, people are keeping their chickens warm in a much more stylish way than one might think. I'm talking crochet sweaters, colorful saddles, you know, the good stuff. And it's not like these things are hard to get. Everyone can find them on ETSY just like that. Designers have been appealing clothing for these feathery fashionistas for a while now, and they just started releasing their Fall collections.

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Andres Tejeda 3 weeks ago

She has the look like, No Jan its not Christmas yet.

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Some people, however, say that sweaters, for example, might make a chicken colder. You see, one way that chickens regulate their body temperature is by fluffing their feathers. "They trap pockets of air in the downy layers of their under-feathers, which insulates them quite well," Daphne Cybele wrote.

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glowworm2 3 weeks ago

She looks like a real life version of Disney's Clara Cluck with her little bonnet!

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But Maureen Schmidt, who lives in Kelowna, British Columbia, disagreed: "Without adequate feathering, they can get quite cold, especially if they drop their old feathers all at once." Schmidt's mother knitted quite a few warm garments for her daughter's chickens. She designed the sweaters to have an opening for the birds' heads and wings, and they button to secure to their bodies. Schmidt believes these sweaters don't restrict her chickens' movements and that the birds adjust to them quickly.

Erin Langston, the creator of online shop WhimsyofWillows has also heard the negative things people have been saying about chicken clothing. "I've heard the claims and they're just that, claims," Erin told Bored Panda. "I have never had any problems in the five years I've been using chicken sweaters. Chicken sweaters make people happy!" However, the woman said that chickens should always be supervised while wearing any type of clothing.

"You don't want your pet chickens to get injured so [their clothing should be something] that is easy to get on and get off. Chickens will outrun you."

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ChiveChilly 2 weeks ago

This is too cute

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"You don't want your pet chickens to get injured so [their clothing should be something] that is easy to get on and get off. Chickens will outrun you."

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Pudgecat 2 weeks ago

Love his do 😂

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Moreover, many rescue organizations use chicken sweaters. Mostly, when they're taking in battery hens, which are usually sold for slaughter when they start producing fewer eggs. These birds are often missing a lot of their feathers because of the cramped, stressful conditions they've lived in.

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GenXandEarnedItAll 2 weeks ago

Haha! This comment made my day. It's the simple things... BAGOCK!

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"The hens usually come out of farms quite bald and can be underweight,” said Miranda McPherson. She has knitted sweaters for England’s Little Hen Rescue. "They will soon fatten up and regain their feathers with the right care, but while they are waiting for their feathers to grow back, they can benefit from our knitted jumpers."

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Tina Nettles 3 weeks ago (edited)

Oh my word. All my hens and roos have Harry Potter names. Imagine if they had sweaters with their names on them, or at least initials like Weasleys!

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Pani Nimia 1 week ago

Stripes beautifully highlight the waves on her feathers!

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CodingGirl04 3 weeks ago

So fluffy!

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Pretty Pangolin 2 weeks ago

Love the frilly anklets!

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago

Wow, so much fluff

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Norma 3 weeks ago

Candy Corn Chicky!!!

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Pretty Pangolin 2 weeks ago

I wonder what they think of us?

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Teri Campisi 1 week ago

I feel pretty! Oh so pretty!

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago (edited)

Looks like a santa chick (including belt). 🎶Santa chick is comin' to town🎶

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Rose C. Walker 1 week ago

Neat feather pattern on this guy.

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago

Halloween chick poses like a real model

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Arlene Miller 3 weeks ago

Kristen I just started making these

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Heidi Rice 3 weeks ago

Very posh <3

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Norma 3 weeks ago

Chic Chick!

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Lucy Lou 2 weeks ago

Really cute and stylish, love it.

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Christine Temple 1 week ago

I started a new Pinterest category; chickens with clothes.

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago

Nice camo

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago

I found Waldo!

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Christine Temple 1 week ago

The pattern on their wings is amazing and yes, it is real.

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Joyce Buckley 1 week ago

Bold colors and styling...even a rooster (?) enjoys a fashion statement.

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Eowana Jordan 2 weeks ago

No, wait.. it's a she.. a hen.. so the H is for hen???

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Joyce Buckley 1 week ago

Whoa this actually flatters my dear...

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Fran Stateler 1 week ago

Nice color coordinating.

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Fran Stateler 1 week ago

Great contrast to the dark feathers.

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Birma Gustafsson 1 week ago

Very smart! The light blue is beautiful to all this white!

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Pretty Pangolin 2 weeks ago

Is that chicken eating pasta?

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