Blogging About Critters Since 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Noisy Poultry?????

Keep the Bird Quiet or Risk Hefty Fine

One of Hannah Dahlquist's pets is a rooster she nicknamed Tony Chickenhawk. It's hard for Hannah Dahlquist to imagine her family's Enumclaw farmhouse without their flock of chickens.

That's why the 12-year-old was so disturbed when a letter came from King County Animal Services last month.

The complaint notice — usually sent to owners of barking dogs — asked the Dahlquists to quiet their pet rooster, Fancy Pants, or risk fines of up to $1,000. It came just weeks after Hannah won second place at the King County Fair's Royal Critter competition, where Dahlquist wowed judges with the Antwerp Belgian rooster she nicknamed Tony Chickenhawk and trained to ride a skateboard.

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