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Missing hen claimed by owner

 

The Sheppard family recently had an uninvited guest that is now making herself at home.

A red hen, believed to be someone's pet, how follows them everywhere, eats side-by-side with the dog and even sits on laps and coos before falling asleep.

Lori Sheppard said she is looking for the hen's owners, so that it can be returned without having to be given up to animal services if the hen is unclaimed.

If you know of someone missing a hen, call Sheppard at 425-9608.

Update: On Thursday, Feb. 11, Lori Sheppard notified the Weekly that the owner's hen has come forward to claim her.

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Posted by chicken owner
a resident of Happy Valley
on Feb 6, 2010 at 9:46 am

This is not one of ours...but we have several just like her. They are great pets. What neighborhood are you in? Please don't turn her in...they have little respect for domesticated chickens. I am sure someone will take her if you cannot find an owner.


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Posted by Big Poppa
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Mmmmmmmm it sure looks delicious.


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Posted by KFC
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Feb 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

mmmm...wings...and it's Superbowl Sunday tomorrow.


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Posted by chicken owner
a resident of Happy Valley
on Feb 7, 2010 at 10:09 am

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi

Get a life - and some integrity. This is a pet.


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Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Feb 7, 2010 at 10:46 am

We had chickens when we lived in Pleasanton. They are pets! I could never have eaten one of them. That's just creepy. Like eating your dog or something.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 7, 2010 at 11:38 am

i think that she looks like henny penny...


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Amador Estates
on Feb 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Cholo,

It's time for you to crawl back into your cardboard box.


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Posted by Lee
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 8, 2010 at 9:16 am

People are allowed to have chickens in Pleasanton? I had no idea! Does anyone know what the laws are regarding animals in the city? What other farm type animals are allowed?


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Posted by bubba
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Feb 8, 2010 at 9:39 am

We have chickens in Pleasanton and we live in a residential area.

Before I purchased the chickens, I called the city zoning and the lady who answered the phone looked up my address and then told me that in my area we can have chickens, not roosters, and how many we were allowed.

You might want to call the city and see if you too can have chickens in the area of Pleasanton where you live.

Our chickens are a wonderful bug patrol and provide us with fresh eggs every day. We have been very happy being able to keep them as pets.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 8, 2010 at 12:53 pm

chickens love to take a dust bath...very cute indeed!

here chick, chick, chick...


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 8, 2010 at 5:55 pm

You are also allowed to keep hawks in Pleasanton - just remember to keep them seperate from the chickens...:)

By the way, anyone know if our mayor released her hawk back to the wild, as she said she would. Just wondering(and no, I ask her)...


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm

how about chiken noodle soup?


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Posted by Erika
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Feb 9, 2010 at 9:02 am

Sadly, we lost one of our chickens yesterday, "Jewel". What is strange is she looks just like the one you found & posted about Saturday morning. But we had all of ours this weekend...she disappeared sometime yesterday(Monday). They were all there in the morning when we let them out of their coop. But when we went to put them to bed she was missing. We spent over an hour last night & also this morning looking for her. There were no signs of feathers anywhere & after talking to our local Animal Control Officer he said there would be feathers if she was taken by an animal & sadly he thinks she may have been stolen....very sad as this is one of our kids pets & her favorite one as she is so sweet. If anyone has any info please share it here. We'd love to get her back. She is of no value to you as she doesn't lay eggs anymore but she is of value to us as a beloved pet.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 9, 2010 at 10:45 am

Web Link Adopt a Hen


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Posted by Big Poppa
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I heard that dog tastes like beef and pork. If that's true I would be in heaven.


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Posted by Pat, West of Foothill
a resident of West of Foothill
on Feb 13, 2010 at 9:03 am

Pat, West of Foothill is a registered user.

Stacey, from Stacey's restaurant here in Pleasanton is a rooster/hen lover. If you don't find the rightful owner, you may want to call her to see if she will rescue your new houseguest.


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