Appeal after cockerels dumped in lay-by on busy Derbyshire road

THE RSPCA has issued an appeal for information after three maran cockerels were found dumped in the lay-by of a busy road in Derbyshire.

The three cockerels were rescued by the RSPCA, and it is believed they had been in the location for a number of days.

The cockerels were found in the lay-by of the A57 Snake Pass Road, which runs between Glossop and Bamford.

RSPCA inspector Dave McAdam, who rescued the birds, said it was amazing that the birds had managed to survive so long unscathed.

He said: “It is more than likely these birds have just been dumped, as there is no other way they could have ended up at this location.

The lay-by is next to a really busy road, and it is completely irresponsible to just dump them there. It’s quite amazing that they have managed to survive, they could have easily walked on to the road and been hit by the traffic, or they could have been attacked by another animal.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information about who might own these birds to contact the RSPCA cruelty line 0300 1234 999. These birds are quite unusual so someone out there must know something.”

The three birds, which have been named, Compo, Foggy and Clegg are now being cared for at the RSPCA Chesterfield and North Derbyshire branch.

They are now available for rehoming, anyone interested in offering a home to the birds is urged to either call 01246 273358 or visit