Help Stop Appalling Event Where Over 200 Chickens Are Tossed From Rooftops In Wisconsin

For over 35 years, Wisconsin residents have celebrated “Ridgeland Pioneer Days” featuring the “Free Chicken Fly” as its main attraction.

This activity involves throwing over 200 terrified chickens from rooftops into a boisterous crowd waiting below. Please urge Dunn County officials to end this barbaric event!

While animal advocates and Animal Law Associates of Wisconsin assert that the chicken toss violates animal cruelty law, a past Dunn County District Attorney claimed the birds did not “suffer unnecessary and excessive pain or suffering, or unjustifiable injury or death.” Are they kidding?

The “Free Chicken Fly” event is always held in mid-February and will likely be held on February 16, 2019. It is probable that the date has not been announced in order to stop the efforts of animal advocates who are trying to prevent the senseless cruelty inflicted on birds for “entertainment” at the event.

What Can YOU Do:

Contact Dunn County officials by phone and email.

1. Call Dunn County officials and politely urge them to join together to end the senseless and cruel Chicken Toss and to replace it with a harmless activity.

Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd (715) 232-1564 or email

Dunn County DA Andrea Nodolf (715) 232-1687

Dunn County 1st District Supervisor Brian Johnson (715) 658-1888 or e-mail

2. Send In Defense of Animal’s letter to Dunn County’s Sheriff Kevin Bygd, District Attorney Andrea Nodolf, and County Board Supervisor Brian Johnson, by filling out the form HERE!

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