Thursday, March 9, 2023

Edmonton man chooses jail in backyard chicken dispute

A chicken lover in the Alberta capital has agreed to surrender his hens to authorities, but only after spending three days in the slammer and several more in court. "The judge says that they will seize my chickens and [they will] probably have a chicken soup on my behalf," a disappointed Ivan Dacko said on his way out of Edmonton Law Courts. Dacko, a retired electrician, said he hatched the birds exactly one year ago. He applied to become part of the city's urban hens program shortly after getting them but his application was denied. Dacko was later fined $500 after refusing to give the birds away. Assholes at Edmonton City Hall have no comment.