Monday, February 22, 2010

A farewell to poultry

My sister Julie always regards Registered Mail as bad news, and this time round she was right.

"You have seven days to remove the roosters from your property," said the official letter. And by the way, here's a $240 fine for having them in the first place.

This marks a turning point in Julie's life. The last few years, suburbia has grown all around her little farm, and now the full might of the Environmental Health department has come down on her.

What will she do with thirty roosters? Kill them? Release them in the country? Give them away? Sell them?

I don't know.

Stay tuned for more news.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Was browsing, looking at poultry related stories and came across your blog. I hope your sister is able to rehome, it isnt easy to find homes for roos. I do sympathise as it sounds as though her place existed before those of the ones who are now complaining. Tell her (if she does not know already) to go to the and put up ad on the noticeboard which is free:)