Clucky escape at rubbish tip in North Berwick

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An animal welfare charity has launched an investigation after two chickens were dumped at a recycling centre in North Berwick on Saturday.

John Toule, Scottish SPCA senior inspector, explained: “We understand that a staff member was about to start up the crusher when he heard a noise coming from the skip.

“He picked the box up and shook it and heard the noise again. When he opened the box a chicken jumped out.”

The SSPCA was alerted at around 1.30pm after staff at the facility at Heugh Brae discovered the birds in a cardboard box in a skip right under the crusher which compresses the waste. One of the chickens was already dead but the other, which has been called Jill, was saved in the nick of time and taken to the organisation’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre for care and attention.

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