Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Plucky Chook's Ordeal Ends Well

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Plucky Chook's Ordeal Ends Well

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Byline: Ross Kendall ross.kendall@northernstar.com.au

A 'SUPER' chicken has proven to be a survivor after spending at least six days trapped in a disused well.

The bird, named Spocky, can thank carer David Reeve and his decision to do some weeding for her amazing survival story.

Spocky hadn't been seen since Christmas eve and after six days it was assumed she had been taken by a fox or came to grief in some other way.

It was Mr Reeve's unplanned decision to remove a weed that led to her discovery.

Mr Reeve spotted a weed and while pulling it out he stumbled upon a small, disused well, the lid hidden under some grass behind the main water tank.

When he went to put the lid back into place he was pleased to find his "amazing, super" chicken in great shape, if perhaps a little lonely.

"There was the chook, still alive about one metre underground in the well," he said. …

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