As many as 80 hybrid chickens could have been stolen from a farm in Hickstead overnight on Wednesday June 10.
The owner of a farm in Old London Road reported that between 50 and 80 birds valued at more than £1,000 were stolen.
Three plastic crates were also taken.
Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting serial 386 of 11/06.
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