Thursday, March 2, 2017

A Day In The Life: A Thousand Chicks in Crowland Lincolnshire

Continuing our poultry parade.
From Modern Farmer:

A Thousand Chicks Found Dumped in England
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals continues its investigation into how and why nearly 1,000 day-old chicks recently ended up in a field in Crowland, near Peterborough, in Eastern England.

Passersby heard loud chirping and spotted what RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs described as a “sea of yellow” in a field on February 17. RSPCA officers were called to the scene and with the help of volunteers rounded up the baby birds and put them in boxes. According to the animal welfare organization, the chicks came from a commercial hatchery located nearby and may have been dumped by a third party. The producer, which wasn’t named by the RSPCA, is “fully cooperating and assisting the RSPCA with their investigations.”...MORE