Friday, September 18, 2009


California Town Run By Chickens

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The town of San Juan Bautista, California, is run by a bunch of chickens.

The area has a large wild chicken population roaming its streets, gardens, gas stations, and restaurant patios.

The cluckers are so common, they have their own annual event, the Chicken Festival & Parade, happening this weekend (Sep. 19- 20).

Residents will honor the feathery birds by partaking in a crowing contest – where the loudest manmade chicken noise wins – a Chicken Dance contest, and “chicken bingo.”

That’s when numbers are written on a fenced-off area of concrete and a chicken is placed inside. Whoever guesses the number it poops on is the winner.

Festival organizer Margot Tankersley says the chickens will also be honored with a parade – though they’ll likely scamper away, not march in it – and a BBQ, where their fellow fowls will be served.

She wouldn’t be surprised if the birds hid during mealtime.

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