In our local paper tonight was a letter to the editor that makes me furious - not at the author but what they've gone through... here's the letter: -- Organic Theft Dear Editor: Thank you to the person or persons who helped themselves to 15 of our prized heritage Chantecler chickens on Saturday while we were at a daytime fundraising event at [omit]. You obviously knew what you were doing, except you left the hatch door open - it had been double checked. You also knew how to get around our dogs. It is interesting that you knew that these chickens were near market-size and easy pickings. If you had contacted me telling me how hungry your family is, or perhaps how much you needed them because your own farm is in dire straits, I would have the chance to be compassionate; I would have understood; you did not do that. Due to your selfish actions we will have to lock the gate at the road - an action we had hoped not to have to do while living in [omit] Township. As many of those stolen birds are layers, you have also deprived me and my customers of eggs for the next two years. Enjoy your organic chicken. -- I've omitted the author's name but if this was your letter - well said and I'm sorry for your loss. My anger at the situation can't come close to yours or the sense of being violated that something like this would / could / DID happen. To everyone else - seriously! Who steals chickens?!?