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Travelling Campbell River chicken finds new home near Nanaimo

Chicken had stowed away on truck bound for Nanaimo on Feb. 8
A feathery hitchhiker made her way from Campbell River to Nanaimo on board a transportation truck on Feb. 8. Photo by Chris Northrup

A travelling chicken who made it from Campbell River to Nanaimo on board a transportation truck has found a new home.

The chicken, named Henrietta by staff at Nanaimo Animal Control, was adopted by a farm near Nanaimo. Nanaimo Animal Control took care of Henrietta after she was discovered on Nov. 8 having hitched a ride from Campbell River.

“She’s been adopted to a farm with a very happy, loving owner that was very enthralled by the chicken’s dynamic history,” said Mike Sherman from Nanaimo Animal Control. “It’s just one of those feel good stories, right? Absolutely a win for everybody.”

The chicken was originally found near 10 street in Nanaimo, after it hopped onto a truck from Campbell River on Feb. 8.

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Marc Kitteringham

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