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Kent police question two boys after chickens killed on farm.

Thirteen chickens found dead on a small farm in Kent may have been shot by a catapult, police said.

Kent Police said two boys, aged 14 and 16, had been questioned over the incident at the farm in Sellindge, near Folkestone.

Initially, it was thought the chickens had died of disease but tests by Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) ruled that out.

PC Darren Chapman said: "The owners are extremely upset."

He added: "They cannot understand why anyone would want to kill and maim the chickens which are to them family pets."

Police are appealing for more information.

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