CORONA DEL MAR (CBS) — How many chickens in one Orange County backyard is too many?
KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports Corona Del Mar resident Michael Resk has been ordered to send his brood packing.
A City Council vote on Tuesday decided that the six pet chickens that were being kept in the backyard of Resk’s rented home were in violation of city code after a neighbor complained about the “Goldenrod 6”, named after the street on which Resk lives.
“We have Blondie, Blackie, Red, Whitey, Flatty, and Tiny,” said Resk, who calls the birds his “ladies”.
The flap first began after a neighbor told city officials the birds were noisy and were producing a foul odor.
Resk was then told to find a new home for the hens after officials informed him that poultry are banned in Corona Del Mar except for some parts of semi-rural Santa Ana Heights.
“I think it’s a tragic time, I think the city missed an opportunity to do something positive, which obviously the community seems to have backed,” said Resk.
He said he plans on holding a farewell party for the birds next week.