Here’s the Real Reason Chickens in New England Are Wearing Sweaters

Depending on where you live, winter and spring can be quite chilly! I’m still wearing a heavy sweater indoors because I’m constantly feeling cold.

When I drive through the countryside and I see horses, cows and chicken, I wonder how cold they might be? I’ve seen horses with blankets to keep them warm… but what about chickens who need to lay eggs?

Egg production decreases for chickens living in harsh winter conditions, thanks to low temps and limited daylight hours.

New England’s winters can be brutal! So much so that a group of Boston-area retirees have joined forces to knit sweater for chickens.

Retired women knitting
Credit: Facebook/ Fox 11 Los Angeles

This is almost too cute for words

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Maria Lianos Carbone

Maria Lianos-Carbone is owner of, a leading lifestyle blog for women. Her first book, "Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year" will be published Spring 2018. Follow Maria on Instagram @amotherworld.

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