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Chicken spill causes detour in Chatham County

Posted October 31, 2008

Chickens spilled onto a Chatham County road Friday morning, detouring traffic through rush hour.

A truck carrying almost 3,000 live chickens overturned on Elmer Moore Road at Ike Brooks Road just before 6 a.m., the N.C. Highway Patrol said.

Ike Brooks Road was closed for cleanup and roundup until after 10 a.m.

The driver, whose name was not released, was not injured. He told troopers that he was able to re-capture most of the chickens and that none were injured.


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  • Adelinthe Oct 31, 2008

    Use to happen in Atlanta all the time - chickens, cows - even bees and manure once.

    Was funny to watch.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • RICKJAMES Oct 31, 2008

    Or you could say 918 cajun filet biscuts escaped and 612 chicken wing combos from China Garden escaped!

  • RICKJAMES Oct 31, 2008

    306 out of 3000, but whos counting?

  • Dr. Dataclerk Oct 31, 2008

    How many chickens escape?

  • RICKJAMES Oct 31, 2008

    A.P. Associated Press.... 306 chickens headed for KFC this morning, were able to escape their captors when a tractor-trailer carrying them overturned this morning in Chatam County, NC. The truck driver attempted to catch the chickens but was distracted when a large group of them tackled him to the ground in a desperate attmept to save the 306 that were fleeing on foot. The driver was able to escape serious injury and has not been able to identify the escapees'. He stated that the chickens were last seen heading the opposite direction of the closest Bojangles. The driver was charged with careless and wingless driving and assault and battery (a lil salt and batter) More charges pending investigation.

  • makemyday Oct 31, 2008