Mathilda’s Weird World Weblog

January 13, 2009

How long can a headless chicken live? 18 months.

Filed under: strange but true — Tags: , — mathilda37 @ 4:05 pm

This comes under the  ‘very strange but definitely true ‘ category.

Miracle Mike.

 On September 10th 1945, Lloyd Olsen went out into  his farmyard in Fruita Colorado, and beheaded a chicken for the table. However, events then took a turn for the bizarre, as ‘Mike the miracle chicken’ kept on pecking around in the dust.

This continued for about 18 months, with Mike being taken on tour, and fed by a dropper straight into his throat. Apparently being headless didn’t affect his appetite, as he’d grown to over eight pounds by the time he died



  1. i had one of these and it lived for 4 years and 62 days it was very fun and called john

    Comment by Jack Hudson — March 16, 2011 @ 10:22 am

  2. When I was younger we chopped a couple heads off the chickens. They flew around a bit, but eventually died. One time though, we cut the head off of a snapping turtle and placed it in the sun. It turned around and crawled back to the shade. We did this many times, always placing it in the sun, but in a different location and direction. Each time it crawled back to the shade. cool!

    Comment by Roger — June 28, 2011 @ 1:57 am

    • I hope you die of a horible and slow death

      Comment by N. — January 26, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

      • Well, the chicken did.

        Comment by mathilda37 — January 31, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

  3. @Roger…that is not “cool” that is repulsive you psychopathic retard

    Comment by Dawn Da Baby Vincent (@1BlkGoddess) — May 16, 2012 @ 2:35 am

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