Chickens fly coop as bylaw officers close in

EDMONTON – Crystal Sherris will hide her five hens at one or two undisclosed Edmonton homes before city bylaw officers arrive Wednesday to seize them.

Sherris said she received a letter from the city warning her the officers would come by her Bonnie Doon-area home Jan. 23 to seize her backyard chickens, since a bylaw bans the birds from residential areas. Sherris won’t be home, and neither will her chickens, but Sherris said a friend might greet the officers in a surprise costume.

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