This Woman Is Knitting Tiny Sweaters To Keep Her Rescued Chickens Warm

November 24, 2015

Battery hens, which have spent most if not all of their lives in cages to maximize laying eggs, have trouble acclimating to outdoor weather conditions once they are released.

Nicola Congdon, a 25-year-old from Falmouth in Cornwall, England, and her mother have around 60 hens, but 30 of them are former battery hens.

About six months ago, they came up with an adorably genius way to keep the rescued hens warm - they knit woolly chicken jumpers.

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"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 told Mashable.

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"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.

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