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Chicken jumpers!

(25 Posts)
Katek Tue 22-Jan-19 19:10:16

Can anyone point me in the direction of a downloadable UK pattern for crochet chicken jumper? I’ve found some American ones but wouid prefer UK version.

There are 3 chilly rescue birds waiting for their jumpers!

midgey Tue 22-Jan-19 19:25:48

Are American chickens different? Or do you mean the instructions are different? Is this any

Greyduster Tue 22-Jan-19 19:30:47

God, I thought you meant jumpers with chickens on! Do chickens actually wear jumpers?? I’m gobsmacked!

Auntieflo Tue 22-Jan-19 19:33:28

I also thought jumpers with chickens on them!
Hope someone comes up with a pattern lickety split, thise poor rescue battery hens will be so cold in this weather.

BlueBelle Tue 22-Jan-19 19:34:50

Jumpers for chickens why? Have they got no feathers ?

NfkDumpling Tue 22-Jan-19 19:35:28

Battery hens rarely come with all their feathers!

Well doneKatek for having them, I wish I could persuade my DH that we could do with some. I really miss that contented clucking.

Katek Tue 22-Jan-19 20:14:39

Sorry - should have been more specific! Yes, I’m making jumpers for rescue chickens as they don’t have any feathers. They will grow back but the jumpers keep them warm until they do. The stitch names in US patterns are different so it’s jusr easier to work with UK ones. (Pic shows condition of a rescued bird)?

MiniMoon Tue 22-Jan-19 20:37:46

Hi KateK . I've found this pattern on ravelry. I don't think it's downloadable, but it's very easy. It's all one in double crochet. It's written in American terminology, but just do dc instead of sc. I can follow anything as I'm now bilingual where crochet is concerned. You might be able to print out the pattern .

MiniMoon Tue 22-Jan-19 20:39:40

Missed the d off done ( read that for one)

BlueBelle Tue 22-Jan-19 22:25:14

Ahh I never knew that I thought you meant a jumper with a chicken on the front too
I hope you get them warmed up poor little things

MissAdventure Tue 22-Jan-19 23:35:49

Please post a picture of them in their jumpers when they're done. smile

cascats Wed 23-Jan-19 00:00:26

Hi Katek, is this link any use?

MissAdventure Wed 23-Jan-19 00:03:44

Sorry, I had to copy the picture. smile
Bless their little hearts.

MiniMoon Wed 23-Jan-19 10:38:00

KateK, cascats jacket is done in trebles.

Izabella Wed 23-Jan-19 12:37:39

Katek wonderful and I hope find some patterns. If I ever have hens again I will get rescue girls. A friend had some and it was glorious to see them on grass for the first time ever and behaving as hens should in the sunshine. Good on 'yer girl

Izabella Wed 23-Jan-19 12:44:37

EllanVannin Wed 23-Jan-19 12:55:38

There shouldn't be any battery hens-------I'm dead against this form of farming. No wonder they've got no feathers poor things, they're suffering and it's cruel.

Katek Wed 23-Jan-19 13:20:46

Thanks for all the links busy with the crochet hook! Will post pics once the girls have their jumpers.

MissAdventure Wed 23-Jan-19 13:30:17

Well, it certainly put me off my chicken sandwich lunch.

Anja Wed 23-Jan-19 13:59:57

I wrapped mine in tin foil.....seriously. We got 6 bald birds once, like you it was in the winter. I wrapped then up in tin foil and a week or so until their new feathers came through. Kept them in a shed with loads of hay (softer that straw)

Billybob4491 Wed 23-Jan-19 15:44:55

Katek I have knitted jumpers for chickens, typed request in google and a pattern came up. Also knitted jumpers for penguins in the past.

Fennel Wed 23-Jan-19 17:09:40

Yes there are lots on Google for knitted ones, but not crocheted.
Don't they peck at them and try to get them off?

Billybob4491 Thu 24-Jan-19 17:35:53

Not sure Fennel, never had any feedback although the requests keep coming.

LizVck Thu 14-Feb-19 16:29:10

I knitted jumpers for my 5 rescued battery hens when I got them. I found the pattern on Ravelry.

Happysexagenarian Thu 14-Feb-19 18:18:17

We visited a farm last year where there were rescued chickens in jumpers, I was amazed! But what a good idea. I have also seen lambs in jumpers in the fields.