Wild Chicken herd!

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Abacus

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Wild Chicken herd!
« on: April 01, 2011, 20:07 »
Anyone catch that story in the Daily Mail yesterday about the 'wild chicken herd'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1371852/Police-evict-50-chickens-near-Banks-Southport.html
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8doubles

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Re: Wild Chicken herd!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 20:26 »
Some good looking fowl there, i know of a colony of feral bantams a few years ago that had to be reduced by forty five so they did not get completely out of hand.

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Re: Wild Chicken herd!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 20:52 »
Errrr It's the 1st of April  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Re: Wild Chicken herd!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 08:38 »
I think the article was before the 1st , like this one in a more unbelievable situation.

http://www.chickenroundabout.co.uk/

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Re: Wild Chicken herd!
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011, 00:00 »
We have wild chicken 'herds' all over the place around here.  :(  Irresponsible people abandon them (especially when they start crowing!) and due to a relative lack of predators they establish themselves on roadsides, at picnic spots, or wherever there is a source of food.

Unfortunately it's not a good life for a wild chicken and they are often in very poor condition.  Especially with the huge imbalance between roosters and hens, you can imagine some of the injuries.  :(  Local councils run regular culls - which results in all sorts of protests from people who like to see wild chickens.

It does amaze me though after reading so much about foxes on here - and the extraordinary lengths UK chicken-keepers go to in order to protect their flocks - to think that there are wild chickens running around!

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Re: Wild Chicken herd!
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 08:45 »
Apparently some of the hawaii'an islands have the same problem.
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