Colorado · Newspaper clippings

“Miracle Mike,” the chicken who lived 18 months without a head

September 10, 1945 Fruita, Colorado A chicken intended to be eaten survives being beheaded, lives for another 18 months The chicken, later called “Miracle Mike” or “Mike the Headless Chicken,” was 5-and-a-half months old when he was selected to be butchered. The swing of the axe meant to end his life removed most of his… Continue reading “Miracle Mike,” the chicken who lived 18 months without a head