Local man concerned over unexpected visit from a chicken

Jim Winsor said a chicken unexpectedly showed up on his porch Saturday morning, and he became concerned.

Posted: Feb. 16, 2019 6:05 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- It's known that Eugene is Duck country, but Saturday morning, it was chicken country for one Eugene man.

Jim Winsor said a chicken unexpectedly showed up on his porch Saturday morning, and he became concerned.

"I don't know if it was soliciting...we do have a no soliciting sign on the doorbell but it didn't seem to peck at the doorbell any at all," Winsor said.

Winsor said his main concern is the chickens attracting rodents.

It's a legitimate concern considering rats have been a growing issue in Eugene over the last couple of years.

Some said it's because of the popularity of urban farming.

Winsor said he called animal control and they came to his house to pick up the chicken.

"He (animal control) actually grabbed the chicken...I mean picked it up gently and took it to a cat kennel in the back of his vehicle and took it away to the Greenhill Humane Society."

Winsor suggests calling animal control if this happens to you too. He said it's unclear where the chicken came from.

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