Woman knits chickens some jumpers, because chickens get chilly too

I never thought in a million years that we would advance from dog jackets and cat fleece. I thought it couldn’t be done, we had been to the end of the cute world and back and now we had made our adorable-pets bed and all we had left to do was sleep in it.

But dear readers, I was wrong. So very, very wrong.

According to Mashable, a woman in London is attempting one of the greatest feats humankind has ever sought out to achieve: knitting wooly “jumpers” for her chickens to keep warm this winter.

Nicola Congdon, the ingenious knitter from Falmouth in Cornwall, England explained that her reasoning behind her unique choice for the chickens was to make people “aware of the poor conditions the hens live in.” She then added that the knitted “tank tops” are not only for their warmth, but to help the foul become “easy to identify” when roaming in herds.   That adds up to about 60 chickens total all trotting around in ready-to-wear knits, prepped for Tim Gunn’s compliments on their feisty and fierce fashion choices. Judging from the photos, and the multi-colored yarn-choices, this was a real “make it work” moment.  

This reminds us of the time a photo of a bunch of penguins wearing sweaters went viral earlier this year. According to The Huffington Post, Australia’s oldest man knitted these sweaters because a lot of penguins we affected by an oil spill near Phillip Island. To this day, it’s unclear whether those sweaters were Photoshopped on or not, but we love the idea of a bunch of tiny penguins wearing beautiful little tiny penguin sweaters.

Here’s to tiny animals wearing clothes!

(Images via Twitter)