No, this warning wasn’t posted on any of the huts we stayed at. It was tacked up at a tiny hut down near Queenstown. Other bogus DOC notices have instructed hikers against defecating in the national parks and blamed the current prime minister for lack of hut maintenance. Some jokester sure has a good sense of humor! (And NO, we haven’t conceived any more children, in a hut or anywhere else.)
Sorry to hear that.