Massachusetts knitting group creates sweaters for chickens

Mar 13 2017

If you think the weather has been cold lately, just think how the chickens feel. Lucky for Massachusetts estate’s poultry, a group of knitters in Milton are doing just that.

If you think the weather has been cold lately, just think about how the chickens feel. Lucky for Massachusetts estate’s poultry, a group of knitters in Milton are doing just that.

A knitting club at Fuller Village, a retirement community, took on the project after hearing about shivering chickens at the Mary M.B. Wakefield estate across the street, a Boston Globe article said.

According to the article, the knitting club based their sweaters on a design for “chicken jerseys” from England.

Though the products of the project, a dozen chicken sweaters, benefit the fowl first and foremost, an Associated Press story said the project helped one member of the club overcome her fear of birds.

Learn more about the sweaters and knitting club in the video below.

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