Apparently no-one has informed these chickens that they're not allowed to live in the city anymore. A few months ago the government did an anti-bird flu sweep, and actually did seem to eliminate large numbers of urban fowl. But lately we've been hearing more and more roosters crowing in the morning. It's kind of nice to have a little bit of rural atmosphere in this intensely urban environment, actually. And I'm not planning on handling any dead chickens, so I'm not too worried about getting sick.