At least twice a year Raystede (where Miranda volunteers) rescues ex-egg laying chickens who would otherwise be sent to slaughter at the tender age of 72 weeks. Unfortunately, these girls have had it rough and some of them arrive with very few feathers intact. So, at this time of year, they are very chilly and need a little help keeping warm until their feathers grow back.
So, if you feel like doing something lovely with your spare time and spare yarn, why not make some chicken-knits?
STOP PRESS: Thankfully Raystede received so many chicken knits after they put out an appeal on local television that they’ve got all they need at the moment and they’ve taken the downloadable pattern down, so before you put yarn to needle, contact them to ask if they need any more, or find out if any other sanctuaries need them 🙂
And if you’d really like to do this but don’t know how to knit, there’s a couple of brilliant videos below to get you started:
For right handed knitters:
And for the left handed: