Bald chickens get jumpers knitted for them
Rescued battery hens that have lost their feathers have been given jumpers by a knitting club to keep themselves warm. One hen in particular only had eyebrows left, but given the right care and jumpers the hens will get back to full fitness and enjoy a warm retirement.
Former battery hens which have lost their feathers are being knitted jumpers by a Somerset craft club to keep them warm.
The knitwear will be donated to Little Hen Rescue in Norwich, a not-for-profit organisation which re-homes the hens.
Battery hens, which are not bred for meat, are normally sold for slaughter after one year, when they start producing fewer eggs.
The rescue centre buys them and then offers them as pets as an alternative.
Members of the knit and crochet club, which meets in the craft centre at Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre, Taunton, said they liked to help charities and organisations, and thought chicken clothes were a great idea.