05/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hens Spray-Painted In Apparent College Prank

Just how did farm chickens end up inside campus buildings at Carnegie Mellon University last weekend? And who decided to paint them?

The university isn't saying much.

But Beth McMaster, a wildlife rehabilitator in Butler County who is caring for the birds, two of whom are sick, said it strikes her as a case of animal cruelty. She said the school owes the public an accounting of what happened and should punish whoever is responsible.

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