A 13-year-old girl has had two of her prize-winning chickens stolen from the Royal Bath and West show.
Ellie-May Davies from Castle Cary discovered the two Dutch Bantams were missing only hours after being judged.
She returned to the Showering Pavilion to find the chickens missing from their cage, prompting a police investigation.
The set of chickens have previously won awards at shows in Taunton and Dawlish.
Ellie-May, aged 13, from Castle Cary, said: “It was upsetting because I had spent so long raising the chickens and they have done so well in shows for me.
“I had planned to go to Gillingham and Shaftesbury Agricultural Show with them this year, but that won’t happen now.”
In the wake of the theft, she said she had been offered Dutch Bantam chicks and was given £30 from the show organisers.
Ellie-May’s mother Jane said: “We’re disappointed in who has done this and the show’s security.”
She added: “I just hope those who took the chickens will feel guilty and bring them back - that would make my daughter’s day.”
A spokesman for The Royal Bath and West Show said:
“We are aware and very sad this has happened. The area has security at night and has stewards during the day. The police were involved and an investigation is underway."