Two roosters ruffle feathers on Vancouver Island

‘Not the first time we’ve ended up caring for abandoned roosters’

Two roosters are on the lam and creating a fuss on Vancouver Island.

The birds frequent the Habourview Road area in Sooke, and have caught the ire of some residents on social media.

Jesse Fawcett is taking care of the birds for the moment, but the roosters frequently leave the yard, wander into the park and into neighbouring properties.

“[It’s] not the first time we’ve ended up caring for abandoned roosters, but at least this time it’s only two, instead of seven,” Fawcett said.

Neighbour Sharon Brown, responding on Facebook, doesn’t understand all the fuss: “All they do is make a lot of cock-a-doddle dos. That’s not too bad. Glad they’re being taken care of. Glad they’re not at my place as I would have no idea what to feed them.”

Irma Johnson is pragmatic about the whole issue: “[I’d] sooner listen to a rooster rather than blue jays,” she wrote.

Wildlife officials say domestic animals, such as chickens and rabbits, are often abandoned in rural neighbourhoods.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii set to perform for Special Woodstock

20th festival will feature musicians with special needs and other bands from around the world

Haida Gwaii COVID cases climb to 24 over B.C. Day long weekend

10 cases active, 14 cases now recovered; 23 people also isolating as a result of contact tracing

Boon Docs comics illustrate Haida Gwaii health staff ‘Behind the Mask’

Family doctor and cartoonist Caroline Shooner shares inspiration for new comic series

COVID-19: Haida Gwaii grocery stores tighten restrictions

Some in-store grocery shopping shuts down following confirmation of community outbreak

Brucejack mine fatality identified

Patrick Critch was from Newfoundland

B.C. records 146 new COVID-19 cases through long weekend

More that 28 people tested positive for the virus each day since Friday

Airlines dispute Dr. Henry’s claim they ‘very rarely’ give accurate COVID contact tracing info

Air Canada, WestJet say they provide names and contact information

Airborne hot dog strikes Greater Victoria pedestrian

Police called to 4200-block of Quadra Street for hot dog incident

B.C. scientist, 63, protests in trees set to be removed for Trans Mountain pipeline

Tim Takaro is reaching new heights as he tries to stall the pipeline expansion project in New Westminster

Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas

Zoo has been trying to send pandas back to China since May

Dinosaurs revived for animatronic auction in Langley

More than 500 robot dinosaurs, fossils, and exhibition gear are going on the block Aug. 6

B.C. paramedics responded to a record-breaking 2,700 overdose calls in July

Province pledges $10.5 million for expansion of overdose prevention response

Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna to get doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Earlier in July both Pfizer and Moderna reported positive results from smaller trials

Canucks tame Minnesota Wild 4-3 to even NHL qualifying series

J.T. Miller leads Vancouver with goal and an assist

Most Read