Monday, June 08, 2009

a good cause treasury

One of my chicks has been included in an Etsy treasury with a good cause theme. A little non profit organisation called Little Hen Rescue in the UK are aiming to rehome 11,000 ex-battery hens by 29th June.
If you can't rehome a hen, you can sponsor one, knit a jacket for one of the poor birds who has lost her feather due to stress, anxiety and ill treatment as a battery bird, or you could volunteer your time to rescue hensCheck the Little Hen Rescue website for more details. Also Annette Tait sums it up quite nicely in her blog post here.
Thanks to Pey for featuring me in the treasury and for highlighting such a good cause.

6 comments:

pey said...

This is great, thanks for posting it !

Kate said...

oh look at those hens in their little jumpers... so sweet!!

The Curious Cat said...

Oh I heard about this on River Cottage I think - poor things...

Moogsmum said...

Oh bless them! I'd take some in but I'm not sure my girls would take kindly to the idea - last thing those poor chickies need is bullying from my lot :(

xxx

Kyoko said...

Congratulations on the treasury! Your little bird looks very cute :D
Thank you also for linking the site for hen rescue organization. I have been wanting to knit jackets for them but never knew which charity organization did this sort of things. I have lots of soft wool stash so I am definitely doing this :D

Wendren said...

This is so lovely. Poor things...I'm going to go and sponsor one right away.
ooohh....they look so sad. Ive always wanted a chicken for the garden. Do you think they will send me a rescue chicken? But...perhaps the stress of the long trip to South Africa will cause them more anxiety. Poor, poor things.