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Honolulu ends feral chicken control service

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu is cutting its cash for crowing.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the city administration has decided not to award an $80,000 contract for feral chicken control services, which includes responding to complaints about noisy roosters. The current contract ended Sept. 30.

Customer services director Sheri Kajiwara informed the city council budget committee of the change Wednesday.

Kajiwara says controlling loud roosters and feral chickens is not a core function of the city.

Budget committee members were disappointed by the change. Chairwoman Ann Kobayashi says noisy roosters affect the health of people prevented from sleeping and that the noisy birds are a problem throughout Oahu.

Councilman Stanley Chang says council members receive more complaints about crowing roosters that any other issue and that the council will make sure it's addressed.

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