Ever heard the expression “Running around like a chicken with its head cut off?” Well, now we can add a new one. This one will be about running around like a chicken in wet concrete. Sounds crazy, right? Well, it’s even stranger to watch. A group of construction workers in Australia had the pleasure of seeing it happen.
A group of construction workers was pouring concrete for road projects when out of nowhere, a crazy chicken came running at them.
It ran straight onto the wet concrete and started going crazy. It wasted no time tracking up their freshly poured concrete. It was running around erratically and clearly didn’t like the way the concrete felt on its feet – or did it?
The chicken did not move from the concrete, and the men watched as it darted around like a crazy.
They had never seen anything like it before. They thought they were being pranked. They couldn’t imagine where the chicken had come from.
It turns out, the chicken had escaped from a nearby KFC farm.
It was running for its life and was going to mess up a little concrete in the process. The men tried to chase the chicken away, but that seemed to make things worse. They also ended up stepping in the wet concrete. It was clear that the concrete needed to be repoured.
One of the workers explained what happened.
“We were working away in a busy suburban area when I look up to find a nothing but a chicken walking through all our freshly paved work. We bull-floated the concrete and chicken got distracted by the yellow star picket caps and pecked at them for the rest of the job. Around 3 he disappeared into someone’s front yard.”
Once the chicken was gone, the men assumed they could carry on with their work without any more problems.
They were wrong. It may have left them alone for the rest of the workday, but it was back in the morning to cause more harm.
It walked right through the fresh concrete again and aggravated the men as they tried to work. It was as if it felt like it needed to take its anger out on them. What did this chicken have against concrete?
The chicken didn’t have to be returned to the nearby farm, but the men are worried that more chickens could escape and attempt to ruin their work.
The KFC farm made no comment about the rogue chicken. According to the KFC site, the farm is a Farm to Fork facility. The website says:
“The Farm to Fork project kicked off in mid-2014 and is expected to be complete by mid-2015. We expect a number of key outcomes from the project, including an in-depth understanding of the key impacts, risks, and issues within KFC meals. This will provide the information for the Farm to Fork group to prioritize and focus on the material sustainability aspects and to understand where they have common issues to address, or opportunities to exploit. Benchmarking will provide the group with an understanding of their potential strengths and weaknesses compared with alternative meals.
“The Farm to Fork project is helping KFC Australia and their suppliers to be proactive in developing a long-term strategy, in their approach to sustainability. Edge Environment was awarded Corporate Social Responsibility supplier of the year by YUM! in 2015 in recognition of our Farm to Fork and sustainability strategy development work.”
This chicken is clearly not a fan of the Farm to Fork idea.
Who can blame it? It sounds good unless you are the one at the farm and on the fork. Hopefully, the chicken ran off to start a new life in Australia and will not be back to bother the construction workers anymore. Thanks to its footprints in the concrete, they won’t be able to forget this strange incident.
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