Not Chickens, but …

We have a number of feral turkeys and peacocks on the island. There used to be feral Guinea Fowl but I think they’ve been picked off by predators. These birds are quite polarizing on Gabriola. Some people love them, feed them and see them as part of the community. Others don’t like the noise, the digging in their gardens, pecking at windows and scratching their cars.


Love them or not, they have fared well here and, despite the occasionally run in with a car, aren’t going anywhere soon.

Additional photos courtesy of Alexander Kirschner, Shannon Gresham & GROWLS.


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