Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Hens Crack Half a Million; Mt Larcom's Max Is Making a Quick Cluck

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Hens Crack Half a Million; Mt Larcom's Max Is Making a Quick Cluck

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Byline: Hannah Sbeghen Hannah.Sbeghen@gladstoneobserver.com.au

NO yolk! Chickens can now make a fashion statement this winter with a customised "cheanie".

Mt Larcom bussiness-boy Max Cosgrove has come up with an ingenious idea to keep chickens warm and stylishly cool at the same time: beanies for chickens or "cheanies" for short.

The 10-year-old kid-entrepreneur is selling "cheanies" for $5 a pop and coats for $15 if you want to complete the outfit.

With already 50 orders on the go, Max's grandmother and great aunt are busy knitting up the chicken costumes for sale.

Max who runs Max's Chickens, makes his pocket money from breeding and selling chickens , started after he was given just two chickens.

Max's mum Belinda Cosgrove said Max posted the "cheanie" online last Friday but it's already attracted over 12,000 comments and had more than 500,000 views.

With an order to chicken owners in Melbourne, Mrs Cosgrove said the "cheanies" had gone viral. …

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