Attention chicken owners in lower Wallingford (near Irwin’s): Twice within the last week a trio of hens has made themselves at home in my front yard, scratching and pecking for worms amongst my lovely (and now somewhat trampled) tulips and daffodils. I would love for these chickens to stay in their own yard. While I admire people who keep chickens, I am not one of them for a reason. And I don’t wish to have my yard play host to chickens of questionable morals. So I ask the following:
- If you keep chickens near Bagley and 39th, please make sure that they can’t get out of your yard.
- If you think these chickens could be yours (1 black and white, 1 reddish-orange and I think the third is white) please email me KimberlyChristensen@live.com to let me know how I can alert you that your chickens are in my yard.
- If anyone has creative suggestions for dealing with chronically wayward poultry that doesn’t involve cruelty to the poor birds, I’d love to hear them.