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Are you noticing more and more chickens running around Oahu and parts of Big Island? It’s not just your imagination the feral chicken population in Hawaii is on the rise and has been. These wild chickens are truly free range. They can be found just about anywhere from parking lots to beaches, parks to forests. They are being fed by tourists, eating garbage and sometimes pet food. It is hard to truly conclude where these feral chickens came from. Some believe they are just domesticated chickens that escaped while others believe they are descendants of the red jungle fowl brought to the island 800 years ago.
For those who have a rooster to thank, or not thank, for waking them up in the morning, the city is once again moving to take on the problem. It’s been two years since the the city last paid someone to trap wild chickens. Since then, the problem has gotten worse. There’s $80,000 in the city budget for this year, and the city council is moving to add another $80,000 for next year, to tackle the problem if it can find someone willing and able to take on the task.
Are you having trouble with feral chickens in Honolulu, Kailua, Mokapu, or Oahu? It can sometimes feel like these pests have taken over the islands. And, it is partly true. Since red jungle fowl were introduced by early Polynesian settlers, these roosters have been trying to rule the roost. They disrupt families with their loud caws, and drive dogs crazy. As they move about your property, they damage your lawn and garden by pecking and scratching everywhere they go. They leave their feces in the backyard and on walkways and driveways, presenting a slipping hazard, and a potential health hazard. Feral chicken are known to carry human spread pathogens. These diseases are spread through contact with feces and urine. That makes these bird more than a nuisance pest. Fortunately, Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions has some solutions for you.