Thursday, November 17, 2022

Published November 17, 2022 by with 0 comment

The Weirdest Pet in History: Meet Mike the Headless Chicken

Have you ever heard of a headless chicken that survived for 18 months? No, it's not a joke! Meet Mike, the headless rooster who lived for over a year and a half without his head.

Mike was a Wyandotte rooster who lived in Fruita, Colorado in the 1940s. One day, his owner, Lloyd Olsen, decided to have chicken for dinner and chopped off Mike's head with an ax. To his surprise, the chicken didn't die. In fact, he continued to run around the yard, flapping his wings and attempting to crow.

At first, Olsen thought he had made a mistake and only cut off part of Mike's head. But when he saw that the rooster was still alive, he decided to take care of him. Olsen fed Mike a mixture of milk and water with an eyedropper, and the chicken learned to drink it by tilting his neck back. The farmer even took Mike on tour, showing him off as the "headless wonder chicken."

Despite his condition, Mike grew to be a healthy rooster. He gained weight, preened his feathers, and even attempted to mate with hens. People from all over the country came to see him and marvel at his survival.

Sadly, Mike's fame was cut short when he choked to death on a kernel of corn. But his story lives on as one of the weirdest and most unbelievable tales in the history of pets.

Who knew that a headless chicken could capture the hearts and minds of so many people? It just goes to show that truth is often stranger than fiction, and that sometimes the most unexpected things can become a source of wonder and amazement.



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