Nikola Congdon and her mother Anne of Falmouth in Cornwall, England are committed to saving chickens and give them a new home. They saved about 60 chickens, half of which have been grown and have lived their entire lives in cramped cages and, unfortunately, were unable to acclimate to normal weather conditions. Two women have devised a way to help keep the chickens warm – they knit for them tiny sweaters. “It is important that people are aware of the poor conditions in which chickens are kept” “they have virtually no feathers,” – says Nicola.
“We knit tiny sweaters for rescued chickens in the last six months”
“We do this for the chickens that lived all their lives in cages and are often almost bald and freeze in bad weather”
“Our sweaters do not fetter their movements, in which they can do the same thing, as they do without them”