Fowl mys­tery afoot in chicken roundup

The Province - - NEWS -

NORTH SAANICH — Po­lice and fire­fight­ers north of Vic­to­ria had to work hard not to ruf­fle any feath­ers dur­ing an un­usual roundup in­volv­ing dozens of chick­ens.

Per­son­nel were called to five dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions on the Saanich penin­sula Thurs­day to catch 91 hens.

Of­fi­cials quickly hatched a plan to herd the birds into a ten­nis court while wait­ing for an­i­mal con­trol crews to ar­rive.

Cen­tral Saanich Const. Ann Piper says civil­ians helped with ef­forts to cap­ture the mis­laid egg lay­ers that were wan­der­ing in the mostly ru­ral area.

Piper says ev­ery­one is still brood­ing over the ques­tion of where the chick­ens came from, try­ing to de­ter­mine if they es­caped or were dumped.

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