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Chasing down their peeps: Lower Swatara police gather loose baby chickens from road

By Laura Hayes

laurahayes@pressandjournal.com

717-944-4628
Posted 9/11/19

It wasn’t your typical police chase.

At 5:18 a.m. today, Lower Swatara police officers helped the Pennsylvania State Police corral several hundred baby chickens running loose on the road on …

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Chasing down their peeps: Lower Swatara police gather loose baby chickens from road

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It wasn’t your typical police chase.

At 5:18 a.m. today, Lower Swatara police officers helped the Pennsylvania State Police corral several hundred baby chickens running loose on the road on southbound Route 283 near the North Union Street exit.

“Several hundred baby chickens (peeps) were running around on the highway where they should not have been,” township police wrote in a Facebook post. “Officers responded and were able to get them back in the crates where they belong.”

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Megan Frazer told the Press & Journal that troopers responded to a call about a crate in the road creating a hazard.

Photos posted on Facebook show officers along the shoulder of the road, crouched down and getting the chicks into white boxes. Frazer said police rescued over 900 chicks.

“The picture does not do it justice, but it will give you an idea of the challenge they faced. Great job to the officers involved!” the post read.