Chicken truck crash delays traffic on Highway 166

December 27, 2019


A big rig truck that was carrying live chickens overturned on Highway 166 early Friday morning after reportedly colliding with another semi truck.

At about 5:30 a.m., two big rigs collided while making a sharp turn on Highway 166 east of Highway 101. One trailer then overturned and ended up on the right shoulder.

Responders erected a temporary fence to keep the chickens contained on the shoulder and to prevent them from crossing the road.

Additionally, a representative from Western Grain and Milling reportedly came out to the scene with a truck and personnel to help pick up the chickens. This truck was not supposed to arrive until several hours following the collision, though.

Neither of the truck drivers suffered injuries. It is unclear whether any of the chickens were injured.

The collision temporarily affected traffic on Highway 166.

On Thursday, Highway 166 was closed from Maricopa to Highway 101 as a result of poor weather conditions and multiple crashes. Additionally, Highway 33 was closed south of Highway 166, and Interstate 5 was shuttered at the Grapevine because of snow.

The closures resulted in heavy traffic in San Luis Obispo County. Highway 166 reopened later Thursday.


Oh, but if it was a truck full of puppies, people would freak out? I guess no one here has raised hens or birds for food, eggs or companionship, I have. Funny huh, entities suffering, another lame joke to boost your short lived ego? Any Ag major scoffs at your jokes with pity. Americans have no concept of animal intelligence unless it’s a pet, and even then, they have no scientific or spiritual understanding of the entity. Hence Cesar Milan is famous. So cool with your jokes of suffering.


Chicken truck, chicken truck

Behind it I’m stuck

Chicken truck, chicken truck

Just my luck

Chicken truck…on highway 166.

Well the hens are squawkin’ and the roosters are a crowin’

They be slowin’ me down when I need to be goin’

Chicken truck…on highway 166!


Um …don’t quit your day job.


Agreed, if he or she or they even has one.


Yeah, if that was a person or something relatable you would still joke? Keyboard hero side show bob.


Q: Why’d the chicken cross the road?

(Drum roll……. fill in the blank)

A: ___________________________________


He couldn’t, there was a fence.


Ha Ha…none of the chickens crossed the road OR got to the other side!

Love it – thanks!

Ralph Snart

“Responders erected a temporary fence to keep the chickens contained on the shoulder and to prevent them from crossing the road.”

Please, no fowl language or jokes.


The names of the chickens will not be released until the eggs can be notified.