Shane was later arrested on September 23 and told officers: “I need help. I know what I have done. I just get these urges.” He also admitted to having sex with his own pet dog.
Burnley Crown Court heard Waters, a supermarket stock checker, has previous convictions for abusing horses in 1997 and 2016.
Judge Sara Dodd said the case was “as unusual as it is disturbing” as she sentenced him to 30 months in jail, according to Lancashire Live.down his sentence.
During his interview, Waters told police he had been on the farm on about nine previous occasions “but usually only had sex with one chicken”, which resulted to the death of 15 chickens due to abuse.
He also admitted having intercourse with his pet dog over a four month period, but said the dog “did not like it and growled and bit him”.
Anna Chestnut, defending, said Waters hoped to rebuild his life upon his release from prison.
“This is not the person he wants to be. He is thoroughly disgusted by his behaviour.”
Judge Dodd said:-
“As I understand it, at least 15 chickens died as a result of your sordid sexual activity.
“Those who kept the chickens are understandably horrified and appalled by what you have done.
“I have no doubt anyone hearing the details of this case will be disgusted.
“Your conduct is distressing and truly worrying, particularly in light of your previous convictions.”
The judge banned waters from keeping animals, and made him subject to notification for life.