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Chickens Run Wild After Big Rig Crash in California
NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 | Christina London and Candice Nguyen

Posted on 02/18/2014 9:36:46 AM PST by nickcarraway

A semi-truck carrying thousands of live chickens crashed Monday in San Diego County, sending chickens running wild.

A big rig coming from a Potrero chicken farm overturned just before 9 p.m. in the 17300 block of Highway 94 in Dulzura. The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig Alert for the area.

According to CHP, the driver told officers that he saw a deer and swerved, flipping his truck and trapping him inside. The accident also started a brush fire.

Two witnesses rushed to rescue the driver. One of the men smashed the side window with his foot so they could pull out the man.

The driver suffered minor injuries, according to officials.

CHP said the truck was carrying approximately 2,600 chickens.

Animal Control was called to wrangle the 20 or so chickens running free. Officials confirmed that some chickens did die in the fire.

The fire could have been a bigger problem, considering the dry brush and nearby homes. However, there was a fire station just down the road from the crash site.


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1 posted on 02/18/2014 9:36:46 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That’s really foul.


2 posted on 02/18/2014 9:39:52 AM PST by left that other site
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To: nickcarraway

Did the escaped chickens cross the road?


3 posted on 02/18/2014 9:40:23 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: nickcarraway
time for another (eco-terrorists) PEtA monument (for chickens)

4 posted on 02/18/2014 9:40:49 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: married21; Gamecock; Larry Lucido

Only to get to the other side.

I prefer a top-flight bird outfit like Tyler Chicken, in Arkansas.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 9:42:56 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

when I saw it happened her San Diego all I could think of was illegals gone wild.... does that make me a bad person??


6 posted on 02/18/2014 9:43:22 AM PST by Nifster
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To: nickcarraway

Col. Sanders is deeply saddened.


7 posted on 02/18/2014 9:46:11 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: married21
yes, to avoid the truck crash.

8 posted on 02/18/2014 9:46:14 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: nickcarraway

“CHP said the truck was carrying approximately 2,600 chickens.

“Animal Control was called to wrangle the 20 or so chickens running free.”

Wow. Big deal. I was hoping for something far more spectacular. Fewer than 1% of the chickens got loose, and they had to call animal control to handle it? Must be a slow news day at NBC Bay Area.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 9:48:08 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nickcarraway

Do the chickens have large talon?


10 posted on 02/18/2014 9:53:39 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: nickcarraway

At least “Animal Control” caught the chickens and didn’t “Choke” the chicken(s)! :-)!


11 posted on 02/18/2014 9:55:17 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: left that other site
"That’s really foul fowl.

There, fixed it.

12 posted on 02/18/2014 9:55:21 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

LOL.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 9:57:58 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Nifster

Why..illegals / El Pollo Loco...I see the connection


14 posted on 02/18/2014 9:59:48 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: nickcarraway
Officials confirmed that some chickens did die in the fire.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 10:07:36 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: nickcarraway

The CHP doesn’t suspect fowl play?


16 posted on 02/18/2014 10:12:32 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: skinkinthegrass

17 posted on 02/18/2014 10:13:55 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: married21; shibumi

I long for the day when a chicken can cross the road without having its motives questioned.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 10:15:03 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander
*grin*..good (claymation) movie :-)
btw, liked your Boa(s) pic. on the other thread.

19 posted on 02/18/2014 10:30:05 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Salamander
"I long for the day when a chicken can cross the
road without having its motives questioned. "
heck, they (chickens) do that all the time on Tates Creek Rd.
(13+ mi) in Madison County, KY..even in the snow/ice.

20 posted on 02/18/2014 10:43:53 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: nickcarraway

21 posted on 02/18/2014 11:07:16 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

We only have the words of a reporter that these chickens are alive. What if they’re zombie chickens?


22 posted on 02/18/2014 11:33:11 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: nickcarraway

Muthuh clucker


23 posted on 02/18/2014 11:44:58 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: F15Eagle

You should try Tyson chicken....


24 posted on 02/18/2014 11:45:50 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

One of the men smashed the side window with his foot so they could pull out the man.

***
That’s got to be quite a kick that man has to smash a car window.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 12:35:57 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: nickcarraway

Semis carrying bees are more fun when the bees get loose. Happens every few years


26 posted on 02/18/2014 12:42:19 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Salamander; married21
"I long for the day when a chicken can cross the road without having its motives questioned."


27 posted on 02/18/2014 12:59:47 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway; married21; Salamander


28 posted on 02/18/2014 1:01:53 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway
The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig Alert for the area.

SIG M400


29 posted on 02/18/2014 1:31:46 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Vendome; Larry Lucido; Gamecock

But Tyler Chicken had George Costanza!!

And they were going to put in a chicken snack for the New York Yankees.


30 posted on 02/18/2014 2:06:47 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway
"The chickens suffered multiple contusions."

(obscure Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman reference)

31 posted on 02/18/2014 2:06:50 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: informavoracious

Her voice made Kramer fall down!!


32 posted on 02/18/2014 2:08:03 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

Some chicken music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6LzWZYWpOU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg4psqXicRs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vxdQwVuago


33 posted on 02/18/2014 2:53:39 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: F15Eagle; Larry Lucido; Gamecock

Ahhhh! I’m sohhh stoopit!!!

Friggin dork.

Got me and I shoulduh seen it. So should Lucido. He’s pretty quick too...

“Serenity Now!”


34 posted on 02/18/2014 3:52:28 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

The best thing to do is go smash some brand new computers!!


35 posted on 02/18/2014 5:22:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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