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At least that's what this news story claims. Life in Hawaii must be a paradise, if the chicks are that productive.

OH, and the officials claim the chickens taste awful and carry fleas, ticks and lice.

One mother hen can lay at least a dozen eggs daily according to the Maui Humane Society Chief Executive Officer.

http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/552143/Long-term-solution-sought-for-unmanaged-population.html?nav=10

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O.M.G. That is about the most uninformed ridiculous article I have ever read! Someone needs to contact this newspaper with a rebuttle about what chickens are really capable of.

 

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Holy crap!!  That article was soooo bad!  Who writes this stuff!?  LOL

Oh and fleas, ticks and lice, heck we all know people can carry those things too!  What I want to lnow is what these magic hens are eating that they can lay up to a dozen eggs a day!  I mean really, I thought part of a writer/reporters job was to research their subject BEFORE they put anything in print.

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Wow, talk about starting a widespread panic about the dangers of wild chickens.  Someone should check their facts before publishing. 
Very irresponsible on their part.

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I posted the following to the writer of the news "article".  I forgot to address the issue of spaying and neutering.


Somebody needs to check their facts.  A dozen eggs a day?  WOW!! I want some of them feral chickens.  So would anybody who keeps chickens for eggs.  A chicken, any chicken, can lay one egg a day. That is just  the way their reproductive system is set up.  And they don't lay at all when they are broody (setting). As for the meat being inedible, it sounds like whoever is cooking them doesn't know how to cook them.  There is no reason why your feral cats could not make a dent in the feral chicken population.  Cats can and do kill and eat baby chicks.  And various critters will eat eggs.  That article sounds like alarmist propaganda.  I am sure the chickens can be pests, but the "facts" cited to support that contention are so far off as to be embarrassing. In fact, you should be embarrassed to have written such idiocy.  Do a little basic research on chickens before you apply fingers to the keyboard on this subject again. Feral chickens are just chickens. They are not an alien species from outer space, so whatever you find in the literature on chicken physiology would apply.  By the way, I have never heard of any bird anywhere capable of laying a dozen eggs a day.  In case you don't know (after  reading that "article" I am not taking anything for granted) chickens are birds.

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I emailed the author hide  I was nice, though I did encourage him to buy "dummies Guide to chickens" and do some research. wink

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Originally Posted by cassie 

I posted the following to the writer of the news "article".  I forgot to address the issue of spaying and neutering.


Somebody needs to check their facts.  A dozen eggs a day?  WOW!! I want some of them feral chickens.  So would anybody who keeps chickens for eggs.  A chicken, any chicken, can lay one egg a day. That is just  the way their reproductive system is set up.  And they don't lay at all when they are broody (setting). As for the meat being inedible, it sounds like whoever is cooking them doesn't know how to cook them.  There is no reason why your feral cats could not make a dent in the feral chicken population.  Cats can and do kill and eat baby chicks.  And various critters will eat eggs.  That article sounds like alarmist propaganda.  I am sure the chickens can be pests, but the "facts" cited to support that contention are so far off as to be embarrassing. In fact, you should be embarrassed to have written such idiocy.  Do a little basic research on chickens before you apply fingers to the keyboard on this subject again. Feral chickens are just chickens. They are not an alien species from outer space, so whatever you find in the literature on chicken physiology would apply.  By the way, I have never heard of any bird anywhere capable of laying a dozen eggs a day.  In case you don't know (after  reading that "article" I am not taking anything for granted) chickens are birds.


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Originally Posted by cassie 

In case you don't know (after  reading that "article" I am not taking anything for granted) chickens are birds.


lol

Definitely don't take anything for granted; given the rest of the article, anything is possible.

I'm glad people wrote the newspaper and the writer; but I have to wonder if they are interested in setting the record straight.

Then again, maybe these are alien chickens from outer space.
http://renegadechickens.com/chickens/Toons/spacechk.JPG


Edited by Gargoyle - 8/6/11 at 10:32am

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