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Woman Knits Tiny Sweaters For Rescued Chickens To Keep Them Warm
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Woman Knits Tiny Sweaters For Rescued Chickens To Keep Them Warm

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Two kind-hearted women are rescuing retired battery chickens by giving them a new home. They own around 60 hens and half of them are former battery chickens, who, unfortunately, having spent all their lives in cages, are not able to acclimatise to normal weather conditions.

Nicola Congdon and her mother Ann from Falmouth in Cornwall, England came up with a novel way to keep them warm – they knit woolly chicken jumpers. “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,” says Nicola.

“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,” added Nicola.

You can also check this post about Australia’s oldest man who knits tiny sweaters for injured penguins!

More info: youtube (h/t: mashable)

“We’ve been knitting chicken jumpers for the last six months”

“We are doing it for the ex-battery hens for when they come out of their poor conditions for them to put on in the cold weather”

“There’s not a problem with them actually putting the jumpers on, they just stand there and they do everything they should be doing – as a chicken would”

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YvonneBernal
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's people like her who make the world a better, nicer, happier place to be.

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ElīnaLapiņa
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love these two ladies for what they're doing. It's such a great way to help animals and people and to make people aware of the poor conditions chickens are kept in factory farms. And also to help them see how beautiful birds hens are. That they actually are living beings that deserve to live and be cared for rather than killed and abused as it unfortunately "normally" is.

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YvonneBernal
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's people like her who make the world a better, nicer, happier place to be.

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ElīnaLapiņa
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love these two ladies for what they're doing. It's such a great way to help animals and people and to make people aware of the poor conditions chickens are kept in factory farms. And also to help them see how beautiful birds hens are. That they actually are living beings that deserve to live and be cared for rather than killed and abused as it unfortunately "normally" is.

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