Farmers Weekly warns of organised theft of pure breed chickens

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hillfooter

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See
http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/2008/07/02/111016/Soaring-price-of-rare-breed-poultry-attracts-thieves.htm

This year I haven't heard of anyone on the forum having birds stolen but last year there were several reported cases.  Hoever beware and don't give away too many details of your birds along with your location. :(

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« Last Edit: May 03, 2011, 00:53 by hillfooter »
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wolverine

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250 quid for a hen !!! I would want golden eggs for that price  :)
I don't have to worry about thieves having 3 cheapo hybrids.  Just out of interest and withought telling the thieves where the most expensive birds are what's the most you have ever payed for a chicken ? 
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ive never paid for a chicken ever, i hatch bought eggs :) and choose what i want and sell surplus

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£22 for a good quality cream legbar hen with the intention of breeding from her but unfortunately after two broods Stanley her mate died and she has been left to live out her days in spinsterhood :wub:

Here she is taken a few weeks ago now almost 5.



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Touch my Sussex, feel my fist >:( and I wont be held responsible for the family reaction if the poots are involved  :mad:
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Thanks for the sobering warning, Hillfooter.   It just goes to show you can never be too careful.  This chimes in with the rise in turkey thefts just before Christmas last year.  Thieves now looking at different markets  >:(
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Doesn't an article like that highlight to thieves the value in stealing chickens or am i looking at it all wrong?
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Thanks for the sobering warning, Hillfooter.   It just goes to show you can never be too careful.  This chimes in with the rise in turkey thefts just before Christmas last year.  Thieves now looking at different markets  >:(

this article was dated 2008, however there was quite a few thefts last year  :(
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