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Knitters!

A HUGE thank you to all of the knitters from all over the world who have made hen jumpers for us.We have sold quite a few of these to ex-batt hens owners around the country and have made over £1000, which has gone back into helping fund the next rescue, paying the feed bills over winter, and general maintenance of the property.

 

We currently have hundreds of jumpers in stock, and have been asking our knitters to please stop making jumpers for the moment, so that we can regain some storage space.However, we don’t want them to stop altogether, and have asked if anyone could possibly make some things that we can sell at Farmers’ Markets, craft fairs, etc in the area, and also to sell in our shop.These could be door stop covers, knitted animals/characters, cute knitted hearts for Valentines, or girls’ bedrooms, mittens, cushion covers – it could be as hard or as easy as you want to make it.

 

 

 

We are particularly keen to have some sort of knitted mascot, perhaps a lovely big cockerel or hen for the shop, some smaller ones to sell, or give away in adoption packs.Nice and colourful and CUTE.If there is anyone with pattern copyright for these that we could then show it on this web page for people to copy.

 

        

Here are just some of the beautiful items that people have knitted for us – we hope it gives you some inspiration.

 

  

 

 

If you aren't on our knitted jumper list and want to be, please email littlehenrescue@aol.com. We will contact you when more stocks are needed. You can also ask us for the knitted pattern, if you require to it to make some jackets for your own girls.

 

 


 

FLEECES

We still require the fleece jackets, so keep going for the moment!

 

Below is our fleece design, the fleeces are especially good because they wash easy and dry easy. The hens haven't a risk of getting legs caught.

 

 

This is the knitted style of the above jumper.

 

 

Hens and their jumpers

Not all farmed hens are bald, but usually there is around 10-20% that are, these hens depending on the time of year stay with us until feathered.

Summer time we are happy to re-home them with their jumpers. They always make a full recovery and have no after effects of the baldness. They just need warmth and time.

 

The reason for the baldness is unclear, but they tend to be the more nervous hens, and often found in the darker parts of the farms.

 

Below is photo's of some hens in their many different jumpers, made in all colours.

 

 

 

 

The reason for the baldness is unclear, but they tend to be the more nervous hens, and often found in the darker parts of the farms.

 

 

Below is photo's of some hens in their many different jumpers, made in all colours.