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Hi all here is a true story from the Daily Telegraph newspaper today. Its genuine I am not plucking with you.




Hen that lost feathers in battery farm given knitted jumper


A hen that lost all its feathers at a cramped battery farm has been given a knitted jumper to keep it warm.




Last Updated: 1:21PM BST 22 Sep 2008


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/00996/hen-220_996173f.jpg Buffy: now healthy and warm. Photo: SWNS



One-year-old Buffy was almost entirely bald and 2lbs underweight when the RSPCA took her in three weeks ago.

She now has a striped woollen sweater to wear thanks to a volunteer and is back to full health.

She has become the star attraction at the RSPCA rescue centre at Brent Knoll, near Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset.

Deputy manager Emma Phillips has become Buffy's "foster mum" and keeps the hen in a luxury nestbox at the centre's chicken shed.

She said: "Sadly, we occasionally find hens in this state when we rescue them and when Buffy arrived she looked like she was oven-ready

"But now she's bold enough to peck and scratch about and tries to join the other chickens sunbathing in the sunshine wearing her little jumper.

"Hopefully, with me acting as Buffy's foster parent she will be nursed back to health with a full set of feathers."

Buffy will be re-homed in the coming months when RSPCA vets give her the all clear.

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