I appreciate the previous blog was a bit heavy.
Last November Brigitte Hawley gave a home to 4 chickens from the Battery Hen Welfare trust. The four chickens were effectively bald after their feathers had been pecked out.
Now as you will appreciate the chickens are a bit cold. In the battery shed they have artificial heat. To enable her new partially feathered friends to get used to their new life without catching a chill Ms Hawley has developed a knitted Chicken jumper or Chux Tux. The tux can come in a variety of designs dependent on which part of the chicken needs protection.
When out in the wild the chickens do start to regrow their feathers.
There is a video here
The Battery Hen Welfare trust is a charity that works with farmers to give a new lease of life to 'spent' battery hens when their egg productivity starts to slide.