When Nicola Congdon, an animal lover, became concerned that her rescued battery chickens, who had plucked out their own feathers from stress, would be too cold outside in the chilly seaside weather in Falmouth, Cornwall. Taking matters into her own hands, Congdon knitted colorful wooly vests for the sparse birds that would keep them nice and warm.
Nicola Congdon, 25, and her mother Ann, 58, have been re-homing battery chickens for some years, but found that they would get cold when they lived outdoors. The chickens from the battery farms often had few feathers, as they would pull them out in frustration, and could not cope with the chilly countryside weather. Nicola decided to knit woolly jumpers for her chickens, and is now getting requests from abroad too purchase the jumpers, which she hand knits in her kitchen in Falmouth, Cornwall.
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