Rescued battery hens get knitted poultry
A brood of balding ex-battery hens have had poultry pullovers made for them as protection from the elements.
Knitters from Thirsk Yarn Bombers were recruited to fashion the woolly winter warmers for the three rescued birds.
The plucky chickens are not used to the outdoors and their previous living conditions caused them to shed their feathers, staff at Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre said.
It is hoped the hens will re-grow a full plumage in about 10 weeks.
Ms Badgery, who owns the centre, took the hens on as pets from the re-homing charity British Hen Welfare Trust.
She said the woolly jumpers... read more
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