Three boys have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty following the death of 11 chickens.
Police launched an investigation after receiving a report of an incident at an address in Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, on December 28.
A Kent Police spokesman said: "Following inquiries, officers arrested a 12-year-old, a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old, all from Sittingbourne, on suspicion of causing criminal damage and animal cruelty.
"They have since been released pending further investigation."
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