A DEPRAVED dad-of-two has admitted having sex with chickens and his own Great Dane dog.
Shane Waters, 40, carried out the sickening attacks after sneaking into a farm in Accrington, Lancashire.
The supermarket stock checker, who has previous convictions for abusing horses, was jailed for 30 months at Burnley Crown Court.
He was also banned from keeping animals for life.
Waters’ abuse came to light after a farmer discovered a number of dead and injured birds in a chicken shed on September 19, 2020.
He feared “something sexual” had happened to them and called the RSPCA and checked the CCTV footage.
The video showed Waters prowling around the farm and leaving the barn at 11.40pm, the Lancashire Telegraph reports.
Officers arrested Waters on September 23, telling them: “I need help. I know what I have done. I just get these urges.”
During questioning Waters told police he had been on the farm on about nine previous occasions “but usually only had sex with one chicken”.
‘SORDID SEXUAL ACTIVITY’
Barbara Webster, prosecuting, said: “He did not like performing the act and said sorry to the chickens after.”
A total of 15 chickens died because of Waters’ abuse, the court heard.
Waters also admitted to having intercourse with his pet Great Dane dog during a four-month period but said the dog “did not like it and growled and bit him”.
Defending Waters, Anna Chestnut said Waters hoped to rebuild his life once he had been released from prison.
She said: “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 made an indefinite criminal behaviour order banning Waters from keeping animals, and made him subject to notification for life.