chickens in Kauai

The first thing one REMEMBERS about the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i is “chickens”.

Chickens are everywhere.

original – flickr – noremorse42

They add to the rustic charm of the place. (If they don’t keep you awake.)

… they don’t resemble any chickens you’ve ever seen. These are the Hawaiian Moa (Ornamental Red Jungle Fowl) now considered a protected state bird introduced to the island centuries ago by the Polynesians on their travels across the pacific – although since that time these birds have been intentionally and unintentionally cross bred with many other species of chicken, from fighting birds to wild fowl. …

Kauai Country Inn

Actually, there are all kinds and colours of chickens. Many were freed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992.

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