More than 200 feral chickens have run wild on an estate leaving a local postman too scared to deliver mail.
The flock was created after a rooster and hen were abandoned by their owners when they left the new-build estate in Diss, Norfolk, earlier this year.
Dozens of chickens and six roosters now roam the residential roads around Ashbrook Meadows, with around ten new chicks said to be born each week.
One resident, who described the chickens as a "nuisance", said the postman was too scared to do his usual round.
His stand-in, who asked not to be named, said: "I have to do this route now because the other postman who would normally do the route is frightened of the chickens."
Gwendoline Synclair, who has lived on the estate for around 18 months, said: "They are a bit of a nuisance and they are multiplying.
"Sometimes you won't see them and then all of sudden you open your door and they just all come running over to you.
Another resident Carol Morris, 71, said she feared the chickens were getting out of control.
"I have had the RSPCA out and they say that they have nowhere to take them and they would have to cull them all, there's nowhere for them to go,” she said.
"I think it is going to cause an accident one day. The chickens are always crossing the road all the time with cars coming through the estate."