This is so sad......another Chicken Lady who lives a couple of miles from me and who sells her eggs big time.....four weeks ago bought in 400 new POL hens.........last Tuesday evening all the new birds where stolen from her chicken sheds!!! not a noise was heard by anyone in the house, her dogs didn't bark, and this was in the middle of the night! The police can't find any evidence as to who took them, no tyre marks etc etc. She is devastated and her business is ruined as she cannot afford to re-buy. The police think the birds may have been taken to Birmingham (UK) for use in the restaurants! I feel for her and I am now worried about my birds, so am going to padlock my girls in at night! There is also talk going round of beef cattle being shot and bled in the fields and the robbers take just the one carcass........ Deer have also gone missing locally. Is this to become a sign of the credit crunch times?