Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rogue chickens rule the roost in California village

San Juan Capistrano has its swallows. Rome has its starlings. Fair Oaks has chickens.
Few places so prize and protect their feral fowl as this quiet outpost amid the bustling suburbia of eastern Sacramento County.
The town's wild poultry — reputedly dating back three decades to the original free-range rooster and three hens — now number more than 200, according to one unofficial census.

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