1,000 Abandoned Day-Old Chicks Found

Around 1,000 day-old chicks were found abandoned in a field in Crowland near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, England.

According to inspectors of Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), members of the public made the discovery of the abandoned newly-hatched chicks.

Some of the chicks are already dead when RSPCA inspectors arrived while others are put down because of injuries, but most of them are believed to be in good health.

The breeder came to the scene to collect the surviving birds and take them back to their unit.

“I have never seen anything like it. It was just a sea of yellow. And the noise was unbelievable,” RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs said.

“These tiny birds wouldn’t have survived long out on their own at such a young age and in such unpredictable weather conditions. For someone to dump these vulnerable chicks is unbelievable.”

The chicks came from a commercial chick producer and may have been abandoned by a third party. The producer is fully cooperating and assisting the RSPCA with their investigations.

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