Mike The Headless Chicken | Lived for 18 Months

By Sourav Ghosh - May 21, 2018

Mike The Headless Chicken, who lived for 18 months after its head was chopped off. 

On September 10, 1945, The owner Lloyd Olsen of Fruita, Colorado was planning to eat Mike in Their supper. Eventually, his axe removed the bulk of its head, but missed the jugular vein, leaving one ear and most of the brain stemintact, and Mike was still able to balance on a perch and walk clumsily. When Mike did not die, Olsen instead decided to care for the bird. He fed it a mixture of milk and water via an eyedropper, and gave small grains of corn till Mike died on March 17, 1947.

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