NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Why did the chicken cross the road? To get out of traffic after falling off a truck.

About 20 crates of live chickens fell off a truck just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday near the corner of Hylan Boulevard and Steuben Street on Staten Island, police said.

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Some traffic delays were reported in the area as crews worked to clean up the street, CBS2 reported.

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The birds were eventually gathered up and brought to the 122nd Precinct so the owner could pick them up, 1010 WINS reported.

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The chickens were on their way from New Jersey to Brooklyn before the incident.