Not only do I now know about it, but I also may end up knitting for chickens! As fate would have it, Miss Kate is now an urban farmer in London, England. She has two "rescued" battery chickens (yet to be named) and one egg has been produced.
This is the good news. These two ladies will now be looked after and tended to. I suggested naming them after Canadian (Kate) or Australian (Mick) Suffragettes. My personal favourites are: Nellie , Millicent and Bessie
The following YouTube is the reason that this rescue is necessary.
This is very difficult to watch, but necessary to know. Now I understand why people are so insistent on "free range".
This is the blog where I first heard about the idea of knitting for these rescued featherless creatures. grrl+dog What an amazing project! Bravo to Kate and Mick for undertaking this new endeavor.
Credits: Kate Slater-Vance and Mick Vance