Some Chickens Need Sweaters
March 20, 2017 2:42pm CST
Some wonderful retired ladies in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, all who knit like pros, have been knitting warm sweaters for chickens. New England is a cold place in winter, and many chickens do get cold! The chicken-sweaters will go to the chickens residing on a farm located on the Mary M.D. Wakefield Charitable Trust. Those chickens who shed their feathers and grow new feathers in winters, do quite well without a sweater, unless they want to strut their stuff in a colorful sweater in the hopes of looking stylish. However, chickens that come to the New England area from climates that are tropical, need those sweaters to keep their chicken bodies warm as can be. And, how wonderful is this? The sweater-wearing chickens lay more eggs than non-sweater wearing chickens!! If you have a chicken that is in need of a sweater, there are chicken sweaters available for purchase online. The chicken sweater I saw for sale online will cost you $14.00.
A knitting club in Massachusetts has begun making small sweaters to keep chickens warm in the wintertime.
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• Northampton, England
@Corbin5 My husband works in a prison. They keep chickens - 'retired' battery chickens get to run around at the prison and have a better life. Except at the moment, no chickens are running around in Europe due to bird flu restrictions.
• United States
If the chicken lives here and moves to your area, then they will need sweaters. I saw it on the news and they interviewed a few people who bought one. I think it would be no different, then me going to a cold climate, as I'm really cold when traveling in certain months.