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An animal sanctuary is beating the Big Freeze by knitting winter jumpers - for their chickens.  In honour of the revealing one piece called the Man-kini, the new winter warmers have been dubbed the chi-kini.<br />
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A member of staff at the charity came up with the design after one of the centre's rescued chickens arrived completely featherless.  The Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare rescue former egg-laying hens, which would otherwise be sent to slaughter, twice a year.<br />
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Now staff at the centre, in Lewes, East Sussex, are asking people to knit more chi-kinis for their feathered residents.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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Pictured:  Chickens wearing jumpers at Raystede Animal Sanctury, Rigmer, Lewes, East Sussex.<br />
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