Chickens are well-feathered and withstand the cold well. However, for those that have been subjected to poor living conditions that have tattered their feathers, kind people have come up with sewing and knitting patterns to create sweaters to keep them warm until their new feathers grow in.
This photo was posted on a blog to accompany the writer's musings on whether to get started with chickens in her backyard. Her readers were overwhelmingly supportive.
These sweaters are a delightful combination of useful and stylish. No doubt they raise the spirits of hens who have been abused as well as keeping them warm.