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Elusive wild chickens rounded up in NYC

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Thirty-five wild chickens were rounded up in a New York City neighborhood and taken to an upstate sanctuary, volunteers say.

The New York Daily News said Sunday some of the chickens were hiding under parked cars before they were picked up at the K&N Parking Lot.

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Volunteers from the Farm Sanctuary, an animal-protection organization, used bird feed, crates and nets in rounding up the chickens.

"Volunteers were simply rounding up chickens that have been living on a city block in the Bronx to take them to a sanctuary in the country, said Meredith Turner, who works for the Farm Sactuary.

"It's between serious strategy and luck," volunteer Kim Korona said afterward.

The Daily News said the parking lot manager, Ramon Lopez, had been raising chickens for more than two decades but was forced to send the birds away because of a city fine and the increasing cost of housing the birds.

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