Police Hunt Chicken Thieves

Police are invesstigating after a large number of chickens were stolen near Poole.

20 brown laying hens were taken from an address along Wareham Road in Organford between 5.45pm on Wednesday 2nd November 2011 and 7.45am on Thursday 3rd November 2011

Police Constable Claire Jephcott, of Purbeck police, said:

“All of the hens are wearing plastic yellow leg rings and are worth between £15 and £20 each.”

The same premises have been targetted before.

Between 7.30pm on Monday 10 October and 8.45am on Tuesday 11 October 2011 a small poultry house and a duck with its ten ducklings were stolen.

PC Jephcott continued:

“These have been very upsetting incidents for the victim.

“I’m keen to hear from anyone with any information about these incidents, and also from anyone who has been offered poultry in unusual circumstances or for an unusually low price.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101.