Chicken chucker charged over bizarre crime

NSW police reckon they've seen it all after nabbing a man for allegedly trying to smash his way into a cafe using a frozen chicken.

But the man, who police say swiped the chook during an earlier break and enter at a butcher's shop, came off second best.

As far as tools of the crime trade go, it seems frozen chickens don't rate.

The alleged thief was forced to call emergency services after he was injured using the chook and some rocks to try to get into the cafe in Macksville, in the state's north.

"Police will allege that the man smashed the shopfront window using a frozen chicken stolen from the butcher and a number of rocks," police said.

"In the process the man suffered a minor injury to his wrist."

The 20-year-old was nabbed early on Wednesday after he called authorities seeking help for his injury.

He has been charged with break and enter offences and is due to face Kempsey Local Court later on Wednesday.