Dozens of crates of live chickens fell from the back of a truck and spilled onto a Staten Island street Wednesday morning.
A driver was transporting the chickens from New Jersey to Brooklyn when nearly 30 crates of the chickens fell from the truck near Steuben Street and Hylan Boulevard at about 7:15 a.m., according to police.
The driver apparently wasn't aware of the spill because he continued on, police said. Other drivers came across the crates, with some chickens having escaped and at least one injured on the sidewalk, and called police, the Staten Island Advance reported.
Responding police officers directed traffic around the area as they helped secure the chickens back into the crates and then bring them back to the 122nd Precinct station.
Police said they were able to locate the company driver, who returned to pick up the chickens a few hours later.