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Hancock Park Chickens Returned Home to Roost

A brood of runaway chickens spotted in Hancock Park (photo courtesy of Julie Stromberg)

A brood of hens was spotted yesterday in the 500  block of  Wilcox Avenue in Hancock Park by Wilshire Park resident Julie Stromberg,  who was driving her boys home from school. Stromberg noticed another neighbor starring quite perplexed at the site of chickens seemingly out for a stroll unattended.

Concerned about the well being of the lovely hens, and completely fascinated, Stromberg and her young boys insisted on getting out of the car for a closer look. Stromberg quickly texted a photo to Hancock Park Homeowners Association president Cindy Chvatal-Keane, who in turn sent out an email alert to neighbors. Chvatal-Keane was astonished to quickly get back dozens of replies.  Apparently, the chickens are quite well known in the neighborhood and were quickly reunited with their keepers.

“This is the beauty of the neighborhood watch system. These chickens were identified instantly!” Chvatal-Keane told the Buzz.

Stromberg was thrilled to hear the chickens were safely back in their coop and thanked the efforts of the neighborhood watch system.

“It’s one of the most important things we can do in our neighborhoods,” Stromberg told the Buzz. “It brings the community together.”

Leo and Julien Stromberg were fascinated by these Hancock Park hens. (photo courtesy of Julie Stromberg)
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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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