Fowl plot: Squatter put 2,500 chicks on Olney lot but his plan cracked

September 16, 2018

By Staff

In what may be the most unusual fowl play in Philly history, a city man put 2,500 baby chicks in a substandard “pop-up chicken farm” on an Olney lot he didn’t own and quickly discovered that being a chick magnet is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Of the 2,500 chicks the man told investigators he started with, Pennsylvania SPCA officials found just 700 alive when they responded to the site Saturday, said Nicole Wilson, director of humane law enforcement for the PSCPA.

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