I was flipping through a National Geographic at the doctor's office and came across a picture that caught my eye- a hen in a little knitted sweater. Naturally, I had to tear out that page (sorry next patient!) and research this some more. It led me to info about the UK rescuing battery hens, and to groups who knit sweaters for them. You can even get the pattern and directions here. I wonder if I could felt one instead? I'll be sure to post it if I make one!
Also, I read more about the British Hen Welfare Trust.
I imagine most of you in the UK have heard of this. Okay, for all I know, everyone has heard of this, but I hadn't. I think it's a wonderful organization and project. And as someone who hopes to have a couple chickens some day, it was really appealing. I'm still looking into anything like this in the US. Anyone know? Just wanted to share! :)
click the links to learn more.
What do think...they need some felted bead embellishments?! Hee!