Rare chickens stolen from a Redditch farm

Evesham Journal: Rare chickens stolen from a Redditch farm Rare chickens stolen from a Redditch farm

POLICE are appealing for information about the theft of eight rare breed chickens from a farm near Redditch.

The eight brown and gold Welsummer chickens - three cockerels and five hens - had been bred for competition.

They were taken from pens in unlocked sheds at Park Hall Farm, Hanbury, sometime between midnight and 6am today.

They had been bred by their owner, and included an award-winning cockerel which was worth up to £100.

It is believed the stolen chickens were specially selected by the offenders, who appeared to know what they were looking for.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact West Mercia Police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting 172-s-311213 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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7:23pm Tue 31 Dec 13

brooksider says...

That is not a Welsummer in the photo, its a Dorking.
That is not a Welsummer in the photo, its a Dorking. brooksider

8:09pm Tue 31 Dec 13

voledog says...

brooksider wrote:
That is not a Welsummer in the photo, its a Dorking.
Yesterday they had a story about old people needing help in the cold and they put up a picture of a duck sat on a frozen pond. I'd say a picture of a chicken of any breed is a vast improvement in journalistic accuracy!
[quote][p][bold]brooksider[/bold] wrote: That is not a Welsummer in the photo, its a Dorking.[/p][/quote]Yesterday they had a story about old people needing help in the cold and they put up a picture of a duck sat on a frozen pond. I'd say a picture of a chicken of any breed is a vast improvement in journalistic accuracy! voledog

11:20pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Gillian1961 says...

voledog wrote:
brooksider wrote:
That is not a Welsummer in the photo, its a Dorking.
Yesterday they had a story about old people needing help in the cold and they put up a picture of a duck sat on a frozen pond. I'd say a picture of a chicken of any breed is a vast improvement in journalistic accuracy!
That is fowl play the chickens do not stand a chance when being stolen they can not fight back
[quote][p][bold]voledog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brooksider[/bold] wrote: That is not a Welsummer in the photo, its a Dorking.[/p][/quote]Yesterday they had a story about old people needing help in the cold and they put up a picture of a duck sat on a frozen pond. I'd say a picture of a chicken of any breed is a vast improvement in journalistic accuracy![/p][/quote]That is fowl play the chickens do not stand a chance when being stolen they can not fight back Gillian1961

12:36am Thu 2 Jan 14

Jabbadad says...

A clue might be the time of the year being Christmas, and that in my experience most Chickens, Champions or not, taste very good with the necks having been rung, then plucked, dressed and cooked well.
Police should be vigil if reports come in of anyone buying 8 packets of stuffing.
A clue might be the time of the year being Christmas, and that in my experience most Chickens, Champions or not, taste very good with the necks having been rung, then plucked, dressed and cooked well. Police should be vigil if reports come in of anyone buying 8 packets of stuffing. Jabbadad

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