In Cornwall, England, Nicola Congdon and her mother, Ann, are really getting into knitting. After all, it’s the season for it.
But instead of knitting human-size sweaters, their projects are a bit smaller…
That’s because their sweaters aren’t made for humans at all! They’re for about 30 of the 60 hens that live on Nicola and Ann’s property.
These 30 chickens are rescued battery hens, meaning they spent much of their lives in tiny cages producing eggs.
These hens, raised in captivity indoors, have trouble acclimating to living outside. Many of them also lack the feathers they need to keep warm, which puts them at risk during the cold months.
So to help them stay cozy in the winter, Nicola and Ann decided to help them out by knitting chicken-size sweaters in all different colors. And they really help, just like how on the other side of the world, one kindly man creates sweaters for penguins in need.
See how these two women are helping chickens — as well as humans — below, and let them inspire you to help someone in need today!
If you can’t help but smile at animals in clothing, then be sure to check out some love-action shots of Ann and Nicola’s chickens in the video below.
Be sure to SHARE their story, too, and you can not only help some chickens, but some kids in need, too!
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