Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Who stole the chicks?

This photo, of the preschool chickens, ducklings and (big) chicks was taken yesterday afternoon at around 5pm. This morning, two of the chicks were gone - stolen between this photo and this morning. The chicks were incubated and hatched in the preschool and the children have watched them grow and develop along with the ducklings who hatched at around the same time. 

I wonder what sort of person or people would do this to local little children and the staff who have looked after them and brought them up. The community garden is right next door and I look forward to seeing them when I'm there, how they've grown and how they come running up to the fence.

Whoever did this, I hope you are ashamed of yourself and I wish you would consider returning them to their home. 


  1. What on earth?

    Is the preschool sure humans took them and not a fox? How could people get in there?

  2. Definitely not a fox, there were no feathers and the rest of them seemed quite unperturbed - they are very used to humans. We had a look at where someone could get in, without being noticed, from the prefabs side. If you are not overlooked it is surprising what can be achieved. A few months ago some of the roof lead was stolen via the same route.