Chicken tries to cross the road, gets hit by Manatee deputy

No one knows exactly why chickens cross the road, but they now might start looking both ways before doing so.

A Manatee sheriff’s deputy driving in the 21000 block of County Road 675 hit a chicken as it crossed the street Thursday, according to a media release.

The chicken did not survive the impact, but it did cause $200 worth of damage to the plastic grill on the truck the deputy was driving, the release said.