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Nearly 30,000 Feral Chickens “Removed”

Nearly 30,000 Feral Chickens “Removed”

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment said it “would like to remind the public of its feral bird culling programme, which is very active and successfully reducing the feral chicken population to protect public health. “In October over 500 feral chickens were taken, and overall nearly 30,000 have been removed since the program began... Read more of this article

22,500 Feral Chickens Culled Over Past 3 Years

22,500 Feral Chickens Culled Over Past 3 Years

Over 22,500 feral chickens have been culled over the past three years, the Department of Conservation Services said. In their recent statement highlighting National Invasive Species Awareness Week, the Dept. said, “In 2014 the Department of Conservation Services culled 7,820 feral chickens island-wide; this compares to 7,332 in 2013. “In... Read more of this article

Island’s Invasive Species In Spotlight This Week

Island’s Invasive Species In Spotlight This Week

This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week [February 22nd to 28th] and, as such, the Department of Conservation Services has highlighted some of Bermuda’s most aggressive invasive species and suggested ways in which members of the public can assist the Department in their removal as they seek to ensure the prosperity of Bermuda’s endemic... Read more of this article

“Pest Bird” Amendment Act Tabled In House

“Pest Bird” Amendment Act Tabled In House

The Protection of Birds Amendment Act was tabled in the House of Assembly on Friday [Feb 13], which seeks to amend the Act to define “pest bird” and expand the powers of the Minister to authorize any person to control or destroy any bird in certain cases. The Act, as tabled in the House, lists the common crow, starling, kiskadee, house sparrow,... Read more of this article

Possible Feral Chicken Market Not Cost Effective

Possible Feral Chicken Market Not Cost Effective

A management plan to control feral chickens examined the possibilities of them as a potential resource, however the conclusion was that it would not be cost effective. The Government said the quality of the meat from feral chickens is low, while the cost of preparation is high, in comparison to what can be purchased in a grocery store. This is due... Read more of this article

MP Terry Lister: Feral Chickens Bill Failed To Fly

MP Terry Lister: Feral Chickens Bill Failed To Fly

Speaking about the Bill passed on Friday, Independent MP Terry Lister said rather than just allow annual licences to shoot feral chickens, he would have liked to see amendments that would have made trapping of feral chickens legal, and also suggested a bounty for captured chickens. “Additionally, there should be a plan to increase the number of... Read more of this article

Over 7,250 Feral Chickens Culled To Date

Over 7,250 Feral Chickens Culled To Date

[Updated w/SPCA response] The Department of Conservation Services has culled over 7,250 feral chickens to date, they said today in response to comments from the SPCA about birds and cats being poisoned due to the chicken culling programme. A statement from the Department said, “While difficult, the management of feral chickens is absolutely necessary.... Read more of this article

SPCA Expresses Concern Over Bird Poisonings

SPCA Expresses Concern Over Bird Poisonings

[Updated with video] The SPCA said they are urging Conservation Services to “review their procedures after the third incident since November 2012 where members of the public have come across significant numbers of dead and dying birds of all species following an operation to poison feral chickens.” Last summer Government estimated that there... Read more of this article

New Measures To Combat Feral Chickens

New Measures To Combat Feral Chickens

[Updated with video] The Department of Conservation Services will be taking new measures to combat the growing infestation of feral chickens, Public Works Minister Michael Weeks said this morning [Aug 15]. It is estimated that there are over 30,000 chickens roaming the island and these numbers continue to grow. Started in August 2011 by the Department... Read more of this article

Chickens Poisoned In Warwick West

Chickens Poisoned In Warwick West

The Department of Environmental Protection issued a statement this morning [Mar.1] after receiving a complaint regarding the poisoning of chickens in the Warwick West area. The statement said they “would like to remind the public that the laying of poison or the willful administration of any poisonous or injurious drug or substance to an animal... Read more of this article