Have Your Say Feral Chooks

Norfolk Island has a significant population of wild, or feral, chickens, which cause the destruction of natural habitats and crop losses. During 2018, Council’s Pest Control Officer culled 1075 feral chooks from Public Reserves.

On Norfolk Island, chooks have no natural enemies to keep their numbers in check; therefore, Council wishes to control their numbers in the most humane way possible. Council is seeking feedback from members of the community on their preferred method of control via a survey.

The findings of this survey will assist Council in developing a protocol for their humane removal.

The survey will be available from 18 January 2019 until 4pm on 15 February. You can view and complete the survey online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/feral_chickens_survey, or, alternatively, a hard copy is available at Customer Care.

 

Bruce Taylor

GROUP MANAGER SERVICES

18 January 2019