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State Spends Thousands of Dollars to Fly Chickens to Kansas

Updated: Monday, May 19 2014, 03:16 PM CDT

ILLINOIS -- We all know chickens can't fly, but did you know there's a program in Illinois to help with that?

An Illinois Wildlife Agency has now offered details on it's $250,000 program to import chickens from Kansas to the state using state planes.

Sixteen flights during March and April to transport 91 birds to a habitat preserve near Effingham. The sixteen flights cost a total of about $7,400.

The is the first year of a three-year program that's largely funded by federal dollars.

While some call it bizzare, Agency spokesman Chris Young says the state and federal wildlife grants are used for conservation related efforts.


State Spends Thousands of Dollars to Fly Chickens to Kansas


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