PRESS RELEASE – 19-11-2013
Hen-keeper Leanne Preston from Congresbury in North Somerset, came home to an unusual note from her postman on Saturday.
The postman, who clearly has a great sense of humour, had filled in the ‘Something for you’ card, which read:
“Saw your chicken escape through the hedge to the side of the building and go into 4B’s garden at 13.15. Number of items: 1 chicken. Could not be delivered because: it’s too large.”
The chicken, called Windmill, is a bit of an escape artist and has been known to wander before.
One of four ex-commercial caged hens that Leanne has rehomed through hen charity, the British Hen Welfare Trust. Windmill is clearly making the most of her new-found freedom!
Leanne said “My neighbours call her ‘the escapee’ and will often call ‘Chicken alert!’ over the hedge. They don’t mind at all and will often ‘post’ her back through the hedge.”
Thanks to her “lovely postie”, Windmill returned safely back to her coop and all ended well. Leanne said: “Our wandering chicken wandered back – all ok – and the hole in hedge has now been plugged!”
Leanne posted the photo of the delivery card on the British Hen Welfare Trust’s facebook page and on Twitter where the story has gathered quite a following. Royal Mail re-tweeted the news to its 44,000+ followers and say they are trying to trace the postman.
Eggsellent service indeed!
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