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Wild roosters driven from new suburb

YORBA LINDA, Calif., July 17 (UPI) -- Two Southern California residents whose dirt road is now next door to a subdivision have agreed to allow wild chickens and roosters to be removed.

Nancy Miller and William Webster have been providing a place for the birds to roost on their properties on Palomino Drive in Yorba Linda since a former equestrian center where the birds were living was acquired by a developer.

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Residents of La Serena Drive, on what used to be the equestrian center, complain that the street has not been living up to its name with the roosters sounding off.

"We've got to keep the windows shut so you're not woken up at 2 a.m. when the damn things go off," Mike Sheelor told the Orange County Register.

Facing possible fines and jail sentences, Miller and Webster both agreed to allow the roosters, chickens and eggs to be removed this week. But they're a bit perplexed by the fuss.

"I have nothing to do with these birds, they're just wild birds," Miller said.

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