Honolulu starts pilot program to target feral chickens

Honolulu starts pilot program to target feral chickens

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu has hired a pest control company to reduce an explosion of feral chickens on the island.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the city recently gave an $80,000 contract to Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions as part of a pilot project called the Integrated Feral Chicken Management Program.

The initiative is meant to address residents' health concerns and complaints about noisy roosters.

It is expected to last four to six months and will target the fowl at 70 city properties, including Waikiki Shell, Hanauma Bay, Kaiaka Bay Beach Park in Haleiwa, Kualoa Regional Park, the Board of Water Supply Manana base yard in Pearl City and multiple golf courses.

Department of Customer Services Director Sheri Kajiwara says private property owners are on their own when it comes to removing the birds.

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