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Anyone fancy a fresh egg for breakfast?

Last Thursday, the appearance of over 100 chickens in North and Central Saanich confused and amused local residents and emergency officials, who spent much of the morning rounding up the wandering fowl.

Four days later, the chickens are now up for adoption, says CRD animal control. But, you might want to contact the animal shelter sooner rather than later, because the birds are being scooped up quick.

“17 have been adopted so far and we expect all of them to be adopted by the end of the day tomorrow,” said the CRD’s Chief Bylaw Officer Don Brown.

In total, 101 chickens were found in North and Central Saanich. The CRD believes that the animals were abandoned, and that the choice to leave them on the side of the road was careless to say the least.

“It seems as though the birds were dumped,” Brown told Victoria Buzz.

“If we can find out who dumped [them] we will recommend charges under the cruelty to animals act of BC.”

The CRD and police are also grateful for the community’s help in collecting the chickens on Thursday.

“We thank everyone who helped round them up and those who are coming forward to adopt them,” said Brown.

To adopt a chicken you can call the CRD Animal Shelter at 250-658-5745.