Spitting feathers: Shropshire chef angry after eggs stolen from honesty box

By Jonny Drury | Morda | Crime | Published:

A Shropshire chef has been left spitting feathers after chicken eggs he left in an honesty box near his home were stolen.

Harry Davies with the honesty box

Harry Davies, 25, has 20 chickens in his coop at his home in the Gronwen, in Morda, near Oswestry.

The chickens recently laid eggs for the first time and Mr Davies decided to do a good deed and offer the eggs to people who pass by his home.

He placed them in an honesty box at the end of his drive way, and passers by were asked to make a small donation if they wished to take some of the eggs.

But after putting the honesty box at the end of his driveway, he recently discovered the eggs had been stolen and nothing had been left in return.

Mr Davies was left angered at the discovery but insisted he will continue to leave eggs in the box and urged passers by to leave a donation in the future.

He said: "You try and do something good, and offer people something nice, and they go and get stolen. It didn't matter what was left, as long as something was left, but it hasn't, I'm very annoyed.

"The chickens are still laying eggs and I will continue to put them out for people, I just hope they have the decency not to steal them in the future."

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.


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