Thieves Targeting Prized Chickens To Sell At Auctions

Thieves Targeting Prized Chickens To Sell At Auctions

August 31, 2019 1 By Luis Garrison


I FEEL REALLY BAD AND WONDERING WHY SOMEBODY WOULD TAKE CHICKENS. PRIZED CHICKENS, PETS AND ROOSTERS STOLEN FROM MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ALL AROUND EL DORADO COUNTY. A LOCAL CHICKEN STORE OWNER HAS A THEORY ABOUT WHY IT’S HAPPENING. JENNIFER MCGRAW HAS THE STORY YOU WILL SEE ONLY ON CBS13. SAM AND ADRIENNE I SPOKE TO A WOMAN WHO OWNS CHICKENS AND THE THIEVES TOOK ONLY THE PRIZED CHICKENS. THESE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING. THEY CAME IN THAT WAY. THEY CLIMBED RIGHT OVER. THEY UNLATCHED IT RIGHT HERE. THEY OPENED THE DOOR AND CAME RIGHT IN AND TOOK OUR BABIES FROM HERE. Reporter: THIS ISN’T JUST A CHICKEN THEFT, IT’S KIDNAPPING. I RAISED THEM IN MY HOUSE. AND I TOOK THEM OUT EVERY DAY AND PLAYED WITH THEM. AND THEY LOVED ME. Reporter: JORDAN PROVENSO LOCKS UP HIS PET CHICKENS AND THE NEIGHBORS LAYING HENS EVERY NIGHT BUT ONE MORNING. THE DOOR WAS OPEN. AND OUR CHICKENS WERE GONE. Reporter: SADLY THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. 13 OF OUR LAYING HENS STOLEN IN ONE NIGHT FROM OUR COUPE. Reporter: THE THREE TIMES NOW HIS STORE HAS BEEN A ONE STOP CHICKEN SHOP FOR POACHERS. I THINK THEY’RE TAKING THEM DOWN TO THESE LIVESTOCK AUCTIONS THAT ARE IN THE AREA. Reporter: LEROY SAYS IT’S NOT A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS BUT AN EASY ONE BECAUSE NO REGISTRATION IS NEEDED. SHOW UP AT AN AUCTION ON SUNDAY, LEAVE WITH CASH BY THE END OF THE DAY. Reporter: LARGER LIVESTOCK ARE USUALLY REPORTED. BUT NOT CHICKENS BECAUSE THEY AREN’T WORTH AS MUCH. LEROY HAS BEEN OUT A FEW HUNDRED DOLLARS HE SAYS IT’S MORE THAN JUST THE MONEY. IT’S LIKE SOMEBODY STEALING A DOG OUT OF A CAR. Reporter: TO WHOMEVER TOOK THESE PETS, JORDAN HAS A PLEA TO SEE HIS CHICKENS BROUGHT BACK. PLEASE RETURN THEM BECAUSE I REALLY LOVE THEM AND MISS THEM. WELL DEPUTIES ENCOURAGE ALL ANIMAL OWNERS TO HAVE THEIR PETS MICROCHIPPED SO THEY CAN BE EASILY IDENTIFIED IF THEY’RE FOUND. UNFORTUNATELY THAT’S COSTLY