Chickens as traffic control

1975: Rather than installing expensive signs or speed bumps, Napa, California experimented with using chickens to slow down motorists on one of its streets — Streblow Drive, bordering Kennedy Park. They simply let 85 chickens roam the park and street at will. Said park superintendent Bob Pelusi, "Only occasionally does an errant driver charge through the flock. In the nine months we've had the chickens on the job, we've lost 12 of them — gone in the line of duty, so to speak."

Tampa Times - Apr 11, 1975

Posted By: Alex - Sat Oct 07, 2017
Category: Animals, Highways, Roads, Streets and Traffic, 1970s





Comments
"Honey, can you come home along Streblow Drive and run over some dinner for us?"
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 10/08/17 at 10:25 AM
Living speed bumps.
Posted by ges on 10/08/17 at 01:44 PM
So THATS where NcNuggets came from!
Posted by Brian in Denial on 10/09/17 at 11:23 PM