Poultry removed from “chicken roundabout”

PUBLISHED: 14:55 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:15 20 February 2013

Chickens briefly returned to 'chicken roundabout' in Ditchingham this week (February 16-19)

Chickens briefly returned to 'chicken roundabout' in Ditchingham this week (February 16-19)


Chickens have been taken from a roundabout in Ditchingham just days after they were put there.

A cockerel and five hens mysteriously appeared on the roundabout, near Bungay, at the weekend, but on Tuesday night they were taken away.

The junction of the A143 with Norwich Road gained national interest as chickens had lived there for decades up until 2010, but as a campaign for statues to be put on the roundabout gathered pace, live chickens appeared.

Richard Jenkin, who launched a group on Facebook about the idea of a tribute to the birds, said it had been lovely to see chickens back on the roundabout, however there were concerns about them.

“Obviously a lot of people are worried about their welfare, which is a concern of mine as well, as they are not used to being there. The others had grow up there,” he said.

A number of people had been seen laying food for the chickens but their numbers had quickly fallen before someone took them away.

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said they had received reports about the chickens but believed a member of the public had removed them.

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