Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Animal Care Officers Pick Up Stray Chicken Wandering Edmonton's Streets

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Animal Care Officers Pick Up Stray Chicken Wandering Edmonton's Streets

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Stray chicken picked up on Edmonton streets

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EDMONTON - Officials at Animal Care and Control are hoping to find the owner of an unusual stray found wandering Edmonton's streets on the weekend.

Spokeswoman Tanya Laughren tells CTV Edmonton that a full-grown chicken was picked up strutting around the city's north side.

The hen had some health problems such as mites and feather loss, but those are being treated.

Animal Care and Control can take in up to 6,000 stray animals each year.

Those that aren't claimed by their owners are turned over to the Edmonton Humane Society where they are put up for adoption.

So far, the feathered fugitive is still a freebird.

"No one has yet come forward to say, 'Hey, that's my chicken'," says peace officer Sabrina Bergin.

She says officials actually come across chickens a few times a year, and catching one can be a challenge. …

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