HUNDREDS of rotten eggs were thrown at the three entrances to the Moyne Shire Council offices in Port Fairy late Thursday night.
Senior Constable Greg Creek said police were notified of the mess early yesterday sparking an investigation.
Warrnambool crime scene police officers attended and the rotten eggs were cleaned up by early afternoon.
“There’s a big mess at the three entrances,’’ he said.
‘‘All had substantial rotten, off and useless eggs thrown against the glass.
“Anyone with information in regards to the perpetrators or vehicles involved are requested to contact the Port Fairy police station.”
Senior Constable Creek said the vandalism not only inconvenienced council workers but also caused annoyance to members of the public who had business at the council.
The egging comes during a dispute over compensation involving Mortlake chook farmer Allan “Swampy” Marsh and the shire.
Mr Marsh alleges the shire’s local laws officers inadvertently allowed dogs to enter his property and kill 960 of his chickens.
However, Mr Marsh told The Standard yesterday he was not responsible for the overnight egging nor was he present when it occurred, but admitted he did supply “900 eggs” to people.
“I’ve got dozens of supporters,” he said.
“I supplied the eggs — 900 of them — and other people came and picked them up and delivered them.
‘‘The number of eggs is symbolic — that’s the number of eggs those chooks would have laid today.
“It gives everyone a bit of an idea how much loss I’ve suffered from those chooks being killed and that will be the same every day for three years.
‘‘It’s symbolic of the losses (the shire) have caused my farm.”
He said the egging may have caused “a bit of a mess but it’s nowhere near the mess of 960 battered bodies” of his dead chickens. Moyne officials said the matter was with the police.