Folk flock to boy’s new club

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

A SCHOOL­BOY dubbed “The Chicken Whis­perer” has founded his town’s first poul­try club.

Gifted 12-year-old Do­minic Wright (pic­tured) at­tracted two dozen peo­ple to the first meet­ing of the Ch­ester-le-Street and District Poul­try Club to share their knowhow on keep­ing birds happy.

The young­ster, who is de­ter­mined not to al­low his cere­bral palsy to stop him from achiev­ing, has a calm­ing way of han­dling the chick­ens and talk­ing to them which re­laxes the birds.

He fell in love with hens, first keep­ing them on an aunt’s small­hold­ing and he now keeps four in a run in his Ch­ester-leStreet back gar­den.

He hopes to add more hens, ducks and geese to his flock when he gets an al­lot­ment.

Do­minic loves to share his knowl­edge with less ex­pe­ri­enced poul­try keep­ers and set up the club with his friend Miah Lid­dell, 13, and Pel­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­tre chair­man Mick Rodgers.

His mother Louise said: “We are re­ally proud. He has over­come so much to achieve this.”

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