What started out as a necessity soon morphed into a hot trend that seems to have currently gripped chicken owners in the UK – knitted chicken sweaters! The idea was initially crafted by the likes of Ann Duran and Nicola Congdon to make sure that the rescued battery hens could survive the winter chill. But crafty homeowners have now joined in on the trend and you are starting to see hens strut in style this winter thanks to a multitude of adorable knitted sweaters!
Get In On The Trend!
Obviously you can get your free pattern for the knitted chicken sweater and get started right away and you will soon start experimenting with styles, colors and patterns. These jumpers do not demand a great deal of skill beyond a normal DIY knitting project and if knitting is your thing, then you will soon start absolutely loving the idea! All you need is double knitting yarn, a few buttons, 4mm crochet hook and knitting needles to get started.
All for a Good Cause
You can also give the cabled chicken sweater a try and in case you do not fancy all the knitting, then maybe you would be interested in ordering one home from Nicola Congdon in Cornwall. Your order would not only improve the style quotient of the flock, but help improve the life of AIDS orphans in South Africa as well!
Safe & Stylish!
Of course, keeping a constant check on your hens as they walk around sporting their new look is a good idea and experts suggest that healthy hens do not really need too much extra protection even during winters. So, find that right balance between style and practicality as you get in on this hot new trend!