UPDATE: Stolen pet chicken returned to Lilburn family

Credit: Lilburn police

Credit: Lilburn police

UPDATE: On Monday, people said the chicken had been returned to its family.

Original story: A Gwinnett County family just wants its chicken back.

But first, investigators have to find whose fingers plucked the bird from outside a Lilburn home.

The white, fluffy Silkie chicken is believed to have been stolen earlier this week, according to police. The chicken was last seen in a coop outside a home in the Nantucket neighborhood near Main Street, a police spokesperson said.

It’s not yet known if the chicken was a victim of foul or fowl play. The bird’s name was not released.

Anyone with information on the chicken’s whereabouts or confirmation it crossed the road is asked to contact police.