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On August 17, the Thudium family in Missouri shared a couple of photos on Facebook of their prize-winning chicken asking their followers to help find it after it was “mistakenly” taken from its pin.
“If you know of a 2021 Missouri State Fair poultry show exhibitor of any bird that could have mistakenly taken her please share this post with them,” JFive Thudium wrote on Facebook. “There wasn’t enough kleenexes in our vehicle for my girls for our drive home.”
According to the Thudium family, the beloved chicken named Snappy was taken from the Missouri State Fair Poultry Barn on Monday between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.
“We are praying that this was done accidentally and that social media will help find Snappy! We are willing to drive to wherever she is to pick her up as we know exhibitors come from all over. We just want her back!” they said on Facebook.
Snappy is an Old English Game Silver Duckwing Bantam chicken who is an 11-month old pullet that will soon be a hen at 12 months.
The Thudium family explained that Snappy’s owner is their daughter Jessica who raises her to improve her show confirmation birds and enhance her flock.
“Snappy imprinted on Jessa at hatching and was quite content to be with her. As she grew, her confirmation began to show that she would surpass her parents in the show ring,” the family said.
Fortunately, three days later after the family updated the public multiple times on the situation, the chicken was finally found and was safely brought back home.
They said they just feel blessed to have her back and grateful for the support of the community for helping find her.