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Chicken Running Afowl Near LIRR Station In Forest Hills, Queens

The chicken lives somewhere here on 71st Avenue near the Forest Hills LIRR station. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer, 1010 WINS)

The chicken lives somewhere here on 71st Avenue near the Forest Hills LIRR station. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer, 1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Why did the chicken cross the road?

Apparently to stop traffic along 71st Avenue and amuse residents in Queens.

1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer With More On The Story

Locals told 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer that the bird has been running afowl, wandering near the Forest Hills Long Island Rail Road station.

The bird has become a local celebrity, but there is still a debate raging about whether it is a he or a she — a rooster or a hen.

Whatever it’s gender, the chicken garnered the attention of onlookers, who have been taking plenty of pictures and video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGL9O-kOF34