Mike the headless chicken

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by supdude, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone ever heard of mike the headless chicken who survived for 18 months http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org i didnt believe it at first but i searched a little on google and found other info, thats crazy
     
  2. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    I read about that a while ago, and at first I didn't believe it either. Apparently he died choking on food?

    BTW the link doesn't work [​IMG]


    Here this should work

    http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    He was in guiness world records
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    There are threads in the BYC archives on Mike.
     
  5. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I watched a video about that!! They actually had it on Netflix. I think it was called the history of the chicken or something like that.
     
  6. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really cool. If that chicken had been on my property, my dad would have tried to eat him a SECOND time!!!!
     
  7. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Last week my friend used Mike as an example of how stupid chickens are. Mike lived for 18 months with no head, so how much do they really use their brains?
     
  8. supdude

    supdude Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the link polish. How is it possible for a chicken to keep living without a head, i mean i guess it had some spinal cord still working
     
  9. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Quote:I was thinking the same thing, but it needs a brain to live, right?
     
  10. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    That absolutely blows my mind. I don't even know what to say about. I now guess I know why my chickens run towards my dogs who eat them...they are stupid. Wow...crazy stuff man.
     

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