lot of bald chickens in the UK. Battery hens, specifically.
When the hens begin to tail off in egg production, usually at the tender age of one, they are typically turned into nuggets.
A Somerset craft club is instead putting some of the hens who have gone hairless into sweaters, hoping to give them to children as pets.
Because what British child wouldn't want to cuddle up with glabrous poultry in a pinafore?
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