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Classy Coverup For A Nude Chick
When a cold snap caught one of Delbert Bower's chickens with her feathers down, Delbert's wife, Violet, decided to knit the little red hen a sweater to keep her from freezing to death.
"She may have molted too late and just got too cold to grow her feathers back," suggests Violet. At any rate, Violet found the hen lying nearly dead one day on their Vinita, Okla. farm. She brought the hen indoors to recuperate. To prevent a recurrence, Violet knitted a protective sweater, complete with wing-holes. "We'll keep the sweater on until she grows her own feathers back. She's just now starting to sprout a few pinfeathers," Violet told FARM SHOW two weeks ago.

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1981 - Volume #5, Issue #2