Besides having nearly perfect weather every day, Kauai has wild chickens. The chickens escaped during the last hurricane, and established a large wild population – they’re literally everywhere.
The way it was explained to us, after they escaped, no one had the heart to “clean them up”. So, today you can see families of chickens (rooster, hen, and peeps) all over the island. They’re along the road, on the beach, and at the resorts.
The chickens were one of the things we loved about Kauai, they’re very colorful and interesting to watch, we felt right at home. Our non-chicken owning family and friends didn’t appreciate the chickens as much though – the roosters crowing woke them up and bothered them.
We must tune the roosters out now, we never even noticed them crowing. The wild chickens on Kauai are charming, and I hope they never do get around to “cleaning them up”!