LETTERS: Solve peafowl problem at the source

Editor:

Re: Peacock problems persist in Sullivan, Oct. 30

It seems a little pointless to be capturing adult peafowl if the City of Surrey is going to let the adults continue to breed.

I’ve read of other bird-management programs where they put in place a bird fertility control program (birth control for pigeons) and an ‘addling’ program for geese.

The number of new chicks hatched can also be reduced by removing eggs from the nest and leaving only one egg to be hatched.

The City of Surrey might want to look into expanding their peafowl-management program to include finding ways to limit the number of chicks that grow into adults that then need to be captured.

Christine Bennet-Clark, White Rock

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