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200 chicks stolen from Ashburnham farm, farmer says

ASHBURNHAM ­— Keith Kopley was thrilled last week when he got this year’s first batch of chicks to raise and harvest as part of his small farming business in this idyllic New England town.

He notified customers on Facebook, customers who do not mind paying extra to savor the tender, fresh meat of his grass-fed birds. But a day after getting the chicks and putting them in their heated pen to mature and grow, Kopley returned to discover that all 200 of them were gone.

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