Knitting Up Some Love: Sweaters for Rescued Hens
I opened up Google Reader this morning, saw this, and promptly dissolved into a puddle of mushy love. I have a soft spot for birds like nothing else, and I especially love chickens. Little Hen Rescue in Norfolk, UK, has amazing volunteers that knit little hen-sized sweaters to help rescued little ladies like this hen keep warm. Frequently, hens rescued from factory and free-range production facilities experience feather loss for a myriad of reasons related to their horrific experiences in forced confinement.
They’re stocked up on sweaters at the moment, but if you’d like to help out Little Hen Rescue and knit or sew up a few fleece hen sweaters yourself, e-mail littlehenrescue [at] aol [dot] com and ask to be added to their “jumper e-mail list” by including this phrase in your subject line.