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Southborough Resident says Poultry was Pilfered

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SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Southborough police are investigating the apparent theft of 45 chickens from a resident’s coop.

Sgt. Ryan Newell says the chickens’ owner reported the birds stolen on Sunday at about 1:30 p.m.

The resident told police he had shut the coop’s gate the night before and that one of his workers found the gate still shut in the morning — but no birds.

There were no signs of damage to the gate.

The MetroWest Daily News reports that the chickens were valued at $18 each, putting the total value of the stolen fowlS at $810.

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Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.), http://www.metrowestdailynews.com