OWNERS of a Mobberley farm shop are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down a popular chicken statue which was stolen from their store on June 5.

The chicken statue, which is one of five large farm animal statues that line the wall outside Waugh Brow Farm Shop, on Smith Lane, is part of a set and difficult to replace.

Owners Ruth and David Jones are appealing to the residents of Mobberley and Knutsford for their help in finding the precious chicken and are offering a reward of two steaks and a bottle of wine to anyone who returns the chicken to the shop. 

Ruth said: “We know someone might have taken the chicken as a bit of fun but we really do want her returned. She's part of our farm so without her the wall looks really bare.

“If anyone knows where she is please just drop her back in the farm yard."

Waugh Brow Farm, which has been in operation as a farm shop since 1985, has recently launched a new logo which actually features four of the animals on the wall outside the farm.

Comprised of a cow, pig, chicken and sheep, the logo has already been launched on their website and is about to be used on new signs due to be put into place around the farm this month.

Ruth and David are concerned their new logo will be obsolete without the featured chicken in place on the wall.

"We've been here over 25 years and we created the wall of animals outside the Farm last year because we loved the statues and thought they might be nice for kids driving by,” Ruth added. 

“We've had a few funny things happen since we added the animals - once a blow-up sheep appeared on the wall and tinsel was added to the cow at Christmas but we never expected anyone to actually steal one of the animals.

“It's such a shame."

Anyone with information about the missing chicken should contact Ruth on 01565 872208.