Woman knits woolly jumpers for rehomed battery chickens

Nicola Congden's rescue chickens model their knitted tank tops. Picture: SWNS

Nicola Congden's rescue chickens model their knitted tank tops. Picture: SWNS

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A woman who has re-homed several battery chickens has developed a novel way to keep them warm – by knitting them woolly jumpers.

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.

Nicola Congden's rescue chickens model their knitted tank tops. Picture: SWNS

Nicola Congden's rescue chickens model their knitted tank tops. Picture: SWNS

Nicola Congden's rescue chickens model their knitted tank tops. Picture: SWNS

Nicola Congden's rescue chickens model their knitted tank tops. Picture: SWNS

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