AN APPEAL has been launched to find four chickens which were stolen from Rock Hill in Bromsgrove.
The chickens, which were family pets after being picked up from a rehoming charity two months ago, happened between 6pm and 8pm on November 24.
At 6pm the chickens were put to bed and then at 8pm the family received a knock on the door and a man told them their fence had been damaged.
The next morning it was realised that the chickens had been stolen.
The resident who does not want to be named said: “We can’t believe this has happened.
“We have had chickens before who have been taken by foxes but never by people.
“My wife and children are devastated – the children had named them and they were our family pets.
“The worst thing is they were free from the rehoming organisation so if people wanted free chickens they could have got them in the same way as us.”
The resident called the police and contacted Coun Michael Thompson to see if there was anything he could do.
Coun Thompson said: “The family and I are obviously concerned about the welfare of the animals.
“I want to appeal on behalf of the family for any information on there whereabouts so we can get them safely returned.”
Anyone with any information on the chickens should call The Standard’s newsdesk on 01527 588657 or Coun Michael Thompson on 07861 739942.