Published: Mar 06, 2013 11:34 AM EST
Updated: Mar 06, 2013 3:15 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Deputies are investigating a burglary case in which 200 chickens were stolen from a barn on Pangola Rd.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday where the complainant said the 5-to-7-pound chickens were ready to be sold at market for $10 each. They were allegedly taken from a secured stall inside the barn, located at the back of the property.

The complainant takes care of the chickens for the owner, who was out of town at the time of the incident.

The investigation continues.