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. http://www.sunnyskyz.com/

Watch the video here:https://youtu.be/GNv_X7wCge0 

Staying warm is great, especially if you've got style :wink:
:lol:  love it, what a great idea.  can not watch any videos with in animals in case the ending is not good, it makes me upset. to be really honest and no offense to anyone I prefer to be around the animals than humans,  I still love my human friends, well some off them  :lol: 
Cute, but here the hens are fine with their own feathers to keep them warm. Birds have ways to keep warm during the cold winter months, this is why it is so important that they get lots of feeds to make them fat to keep warm, even Suet will help for smaller birds.

LOL like this joke, how do you get down off an Elephant? You don't as you get down off a duck, feathers are one of the warmest coats.

However, this idea is cute and I wonder how long it will last before those birds start pecking it off? as they can't clean their own feathers that way?
I poultry for a while but never thought of dressing them up unless it was a saddle to protect them from the roosters spurs. Look awesome.
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