Nicola Congdon, and her mother Ann from Cornwall, England, have been rescuing chickens, and giving ex-laying chickens a home to live in. They have rescued around 60 chickens so far. All these hens have spent their entire lives cooped up in a cage laying eggs, and cannot acclimatise to different weather conditions.
To combat the cold they had a great idea, knitting them little woolly 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.
“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.”
Nicola explains their idea here in our video:
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