Mike the Headless Chicken

  1. Book Em Danno25
    Hopefully all of you have heard of Mike the chicken since you are are chicken lovers, but all i'm doing is diving deeper in depth for that. Hope you learn something and it doesn't gross you out!!!

    Mike the headless chicken was famous for living without a head for over 18 months. What had happened is his owner, Lloyd, was sent out by his wife to retrieve a chicken to eat. He had picked mike, a five and a half month old cock. The axe missed his jugular vein, leaving part of an ear and most of the brain stem intact.
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    Even after his failed beheading, Mike was still able to perch and clumsily walk around. He attempted to preen, peck, and crow, though with limited success, he made a gurgling sound with his throat. Mike was fed milk and water via eyedropper, and little grains of corn.
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    Mike died in March of 1947. He was at a motel in Phoenix and he started choking in the middle of the night. Sources say that his severed trachea could not properly take in air and thus he choked to death in the motel.

    Mike was pretty cool. a headless chicken, the only surviving in the world at the time. Imagine how cool that would be. It would be work, but so worth it. If you have any questions about Mike, PM me. I hope you have learned something from this article. Thanks for reading. [​IMG]

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  1. Book Em Danno25
    I Know!!! Did anyone put a thumbs up for me?
  2. Chickenchick11
    This is kind of creepy, kind of cool.
  3. Gallo del Cielo
    Here's an interesting little documentary on Mike the headless chicken:
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  5. Peep_Show
    Mike apparently ran off (as in "running around like a chicken with its head cut off" and was found later that evening roosting with the other chickens with his neck tucked under his wing. The farmer and wife realized they were onto something and started tending to Mike, feeding him with an eyedropper and they had a special tool to clear accumulated mucus. On that fateful sideshow roadtrip the mucus-remover tool turned up missing and Mike choked and died.
    Mike was a white Wyandotte, btw.
  6. crazyfeathers
    I wonder what made the farmer decide not to give the rooster another whack and finish the job. I'd of loved to hear that conversation with his wife lol. The farmer must of went hungry that night. I wonder whose decision it was to keep him alive? I bet the farmer was a vet or doctor. Poor Mike
  7. Peep_Show
    I think the Smithsonian magazine had an article on Mike. He became quite the traveling freak show attraction, hence the untimely demise in a motel whilst on the road. Not being able to fend for himself, he was quite the high-maintenance chicken!
  8. ChickyChickens
    Shame poor mike...

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