Chickens in the News! #5

This is one of the best chicken stories I have ever come across. I wish I had thought of this when I was still in school…

85 hens close Phila. high school

By Sam Woods and Robert Moran
INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS

Who let the birds out?

A fowl prank closed a Philadelphia high school today, canceling classes for 3,600 students.

Eighty-five “full-blown live chickens” – identified later today as Rhode Island Reds – were discovered roaming the halls of Northeast Philadelphia High School this morning as faculty arrived before dawn.

“They’ve created quite a mess,” said Fernando Gallard, spokesman for the school district. “It’s going to take us at least a day to clean up.”

The flock was let into the school on Cottman Avenue over the weekend. (Read more…)

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