Chicken Truck Accident Fayetteville, AR

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by hooligan, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Did anyone hear about this? I was waiting for a post up here but since no one made it I thought I would:

    Accident Involving Chicken Truck Causes Quite a Mess

    A Tyson tractor trailer and a truck crashed in Fayetteville just before the lunch rush hour scattering chickens everywhere.
    It happened on 6th Street and Old Farmington Road before noon.
    The accident closed all but one lane of traffic.
    A recovery team gathered and cleaned up 1,100 cornish hens tossed across the road.
    No word yet from police on what caused the accident, but all roads have been reopened.

    I would love to have taken in some fo the chickens that made it, but I can't get any more info on it.​
  2. were they live birds, or dressed and frozen?
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    There was a link for the actual newscast and they showed live birds- they looked so stressed! [​IMG]

    I'd imagine they just took them on to the processor or wherever they were headed. I would like to think they gave the chickens time to recover from the trauma before processing them - wouldn't the meat be all bruised?
  4. Quote:I didn't see the link.. I'll have to go back and check.
  5. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    i know some people on this board in Fayetteville who would take advantage of that...
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Quote:Live, watch the video.
    Why would I want to rescue frozen birds LoL [​IMG]
  7. DUH! I missed the big button that says "WATCH" on it...LOL
  8. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    I contacted the newspaper but haven't heard from them, I am going to contact animal control too though.
  9. lorieMN

    lorieMN Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    well,I believe they do belong to someone... tyson foods..they arent going to hand them over to people
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Poor chickens. They looked hot in the video.

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