Its feathers are ruffled but the chicken has returned

The iconic chicken sign for P.D. Walsh’s Country Store has returned to Falls Village. It was spotted and rescued from Colebrook last week, slightly the worse for wear. The sign will stay at the store, rather than out on Route 7. Photo By Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — The chicken sign has come home to roost at P.D. Walsh’s Country Store.

The colorful sign of a chicken pointing the way into Falls Village went missing just about a year ago from its roost at the junction of routes 7 and 126.

The sign, made by Walsh’s cousin, Rob Daalhuyzen of Sharon, was spotted by a friend of Daalhuyzen’s who was driving in Colebrook.

The sign was leaning against a bush in the yard of an apparently abandoned house, Daalhuyzen said.

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