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There are chickens on the motorway!

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Just thought I'd let everyone know!
A van carrying 6000 chickens has crashed right by the motorway junction near my house. There are chickens and traffic clogging up the local roads!

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-May-14 10:32:06

Nooooo!! That's awful. sad I hope they round them up quickly.

A bit of me thinks 'run, run like the wind chickens!' though. freedom!!

It's not the M62 is it? Something happened there this morning and all traffic diverted through my town, local roads are gridlocked.

kinsorange Wed 14-May-14 10:34:41

Straight to the foxes Sparklingbrook shock

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-May-14 10:35:47

Mmm. Good point kins. Foxes (but possibly not) v Abbatoir though....

YeGodsAndLittleFishes Wed 14-May-14 10:36:03

Is it on local radio and radio 2 traffic news yet? Call them, op!

YeGodsAndLittleFishes Wed 14-May-14 10:37:43

Will there be an influx of people thinking 'free chickens' ?

Any chicken whisperers handy?

It is indeed the m62. I took my DD to nursery this morning and couldn't understand all the traffic. It's normally slightly busy because it's at a business park but this was backed up both ways really badly.

kinsorange Wed 14-May-14 10:37:59

I dont think that there are any wild chickens in the UK.. for a reason.

DillydollyRIP Wed 14-May-14 10:38:02

Someone scoop them up and resvue them. It's like chicken run, can imagine the chickens plotting to distract the driver to escape.

grin chicken whisperers

I know a few people with chickens, I've told them to get down there! grin

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-May-14 10:39:17

You would need a big chicken scoop for 600....

Oh Everything I live near there!

Well at the end of the road away from the business park, away from the college end!

Selks Wed 14-May-14 10:41:35

This is pretty horrible for the poor chickens. They were in crates and were flung around, thousands injured and over a thousand killed according to the Manchester evening news. Very difficult for the emergency services to deal with also.

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-May-14 10:42:24

So there are thousands rather than 600? sad

Oh no, you imagine it to be all the chickes just flapping about a bit, but yea the reality is nor as nice sad

spiderlight Wed 14-May-14 10:45:00


Selks Wed 14-May-14 10:47:30
Sparklingbrook Wed 14-May-14 10:47:55

6000 chickens shock

OMG how do you get that many on a lorry??

Plus The escaped birds were quickly shepherded back into the truck. How??

six thousand, said the OP.

The traffic is awful and I can't imagine what the motorway is like. I can't imagine it's a pretty sight sad

Selks Wed 14-May-14 10:50:30

All packed into crates in a lorry that looks like it just had tarpaulin sides, so hardly very secure angry.

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-May-14 10:55:45

Big apologies Dozy, thought your OP said 600. blush <polishes glasses>

Haha sparkling. No, 6000 chickens shock
I don't really want to know where they were heading!

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