Proof That Chickens Will Eat Anything

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BeckyLa, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Child's ID Bracelet Missing for Decades is Discovered in Gizzard of Minnesota Chicken

    FAIRMONT, Minn. — More than two decades after Aaron Giles lost his identity bracelet, he's finding how it was discovered tough to swallow.

    A meat cutter at Olson Locker in Fairmont came across the shiny object in a chicken gizzard and saw a name, address and phone number engraved on it.

    "I've heard of livestock swallowing unusual objects, but this situation stands out," Mark Olson, who owns the meat locker, told the Sentinel of Fairmont.

    Giles had lived in Fairmont as a child and played hide-and-seek and other games with his brothers in their grandfather's barn near Sherburn.

    "I would spend most of my time out at his farm, and that's the only place I can think of that I would have lost it," Giles said about his bracelet on Thursday. The 31-year-old said he thinks the bracelet was lost when he was 4 or 5.

    The barn was dismantled a few years ago, and Giles thinks his bracelet was imbedded in materials used to construct another barn in Elmore, about 45 miles away.

    The bracelet was found in a chicken that came from an Elmore farm.

    Olson was able to track down Giles' father, who had moved to Arizona. Giles, who now lives in Gloucester, Mass., said he received his old bracelet in September.

    "It was in pretty immaculate shape. Everything was working on it, and all the engravings on it were still legible," Giles said. "It was quite the surprise."

    Giles said he expects the bracelet to stay in his family for many years to come. "I have no plans on trying to lose it again," he said.​
  2. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Amazing! Thanks for the post!
  3. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Wow! I love stories like that!
  4. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    that is so excellent. [​IMG]

    makes me feel better about my dog that ate a lense from my glasses the other week.
  5. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Little thieves is what they are! I had a hen peck a gold stud out of my ear once. DH told me I could probably find it the next good rain storm. I told him she could keep it. [​IMG]
  6. lyndatu

    lyndatu Songster

    Nov 13, 2007
    Interesting story! [​IMG]

    My chicks like eating wood shavings and illustration boards.
  7. IHeartChickens

    IHeartChickens Songster

    Nov 13, 2007
    Pacific NW
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  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    That's amazing!!!
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Maybe personal things like that really have a way of karmically getting back to where they belong? In high school, many eons ago, me and a crazy group of friends had saved money all year to spend sun fun week at mrytle beach, sc and when we were there we found a boy's high school ring under the bed. It was alot of trouble to track the out of state school down and then figure out who the boy was and get the ring in the mail back to him, we never heard back fro him so at least in this case the owner acknowledges the finder and the chicken messenger, haha! I think it's so neat when personal "stuff" finds it's way back to it's owner! I do hate the chicken was being processed for a meal when it was found though [​IMG] Darlene
  10. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Olympia ate my pearl earring when she was a teeny chick. Still hasn't come out![​IMG]

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