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Group Revived To Chase Chickens Out Of Miami

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The Monroe County Sheriff's Office broke up a cockfighting operation in Marathon.  (Source:AP)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — For residents of Little Haiti and Overtown, a chicken invasion is driving them nuts.

What are they to do? Call the Chicken Busters, of course.

CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald reports Miami city officials are reviving the the team, which until being cut from the budget three years ago, was tasked with removing feral fowl from city streets.

Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones requested the Chicken Busters be put back on the street after fielding a flurry of complaints from Little Haiti and Overtown residents.

“I’m definitely having problems with the chickens in my district, and the roosters,” she told city administrators and her fellow commissioners at a meeting this month. “They are really out of control right now.”

To make the point, Spence-Jones described a gathering she attended in Little Haiti that was continually interrupted by a crowing rooster.

Her story was interrupted by clucking — from the other commissioners on the dais.

Find out when the chicken-chasing team will hit the streets in the Herald’s full article.

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