Bournemouth EchoHave you seen 150 stolen chickens? (From Bournemouth Echo)

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Have you seen 150 stolen chickens?

Bournemouth Echo: Chickens in the orchard at Salway Ash. Pic via Dorset Cider's Facebook page Chickens in the orchard at Salway Ash. Pic via Dorset Cider's Facebook page

150 chickens have been stolen from an orchard near Bridport.

Dorset police today revealed that the fowl were stolen in two separate incidents from Strong Orchard in Pineapple Lane, Salway Ash, the home of Dorset Nectar cider.

Around 100 'silver link' chickens, which roam free around the orchard to help fertilise the land, were taken on Tuesday June 17, while a further 50 of various breeds were taken between midnight and 9am on Wednesday, June 25.

Police Constable Neil Gauden, of Bridport police, said: “This is a significant and targeted theft of a large amount of livestock that has caused considerable expense and inconvenience to the victim.

“It is possible that the thieves have tried to sell the birds locally for an unusually low price or they have may have tried to take them to an abattoir.

“I urge anyone who has been approached by someone selling chickens in unusual circumstances or who has concerns about suspicious behaviour to contact the police.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 25:478. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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3:37pm Wed 2 Jul 14

twynhamob says...

KFC have buy one-get one free offer this week!!
KFC have buy one-get one free offer this week!! twynhamob
  • Score: 6

3:45pm Wed 2 Jul 14

poole boy2 says...

Police do not suspect there was any foul play !! ha ha ha.
Police do not suspect there was any foul play !! ha ha ha. poole boy2
  • Score: -2

3:52pm Wed 2 Jul 14

pauls55 says...

I've seen them. They're in my 150 foot freezer.
I've seen them. They're in my 150 foot freezer. pauls55
  • Score: -5

4:27pm Wed 2 Jul 14

retry69 says...

Where the cluck are they ?
Where the cluck are they ? retry69
  • Score: -1

4:31pm Wed 2 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Clucking hell.......
Clucking hell....... burgerboy
  • Score: -2

4:37pm Wed 2 Jul 14

justme20092009 says...

ive got a cooked one in kitchen i ask it if its a stolen one
ive got a cooked one in kitchen i ask it if its a stolen one justme20092009
  • Score: -2

5:31pm Wed 2 Jul 14

MrPitiful says...

Someone left the gate open - what a ****-up.
Someone left the gate open - what a ****-up. MrPitiful
  • Score: -3

6:53pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

There must be a foul plucker loose.
There must be a foul plucker loose. Fingersonthem
  • Score: -1

10:22pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

This will not be a casual theft by a lowlife but more likely a well organised gang at the top of the pecking order.
This will not be a casual theft by a lowlife but more likely a well organised gang at the top of the pecking order. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

11:13pm Wed 2 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

justme20092009 wrote:
ive got a cooked one in kitchen i ask it if its a stolen one
Pretty obvious it's gonna be a HOT!
[quote][p][bold]justme20092009[/bold] wrote: ive got a cooked one in kitchen i ask it if its a stolen one[/p][/quote]Pretty obvious it's gonna be a HOT! HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -1

8:07am Thu 3 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

I can understand the ease of stealing chicken at night but 100 roaming in daylight that takes some doing.
I can understand the ease of stealing chicken at night but 100 roaming in daylight that takes some doing. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 1
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