by Jessica Cervantez
An accident sent thousands of chickens flying onto Highway 7, holding up traffic for a couple of hours.
Pilgrim's Pride Driver Jimmy Cotton apparently fell asleep and ran off the road, dumping about 7,000 chickens into a ditch.
Fortunately, Cotton only suffered minor injuries, but his experience is a reminder to be alert when you are on the road.
Trooper John Henley said, "As you know, this is a holiday season and we have New Year's coming up. We want to ask all the drivers to be aware of what is around them. We want them to be safe on the road so we don't have any accidents like this."