Can A Chicken Really Live Without A Head?

Can A Chicken Really Live Without A Head?

Mike the Headless Chicken famously lived for 18 months without a head. How it this possible? And more importantly, can this happen to humans, too? Find out in the video below.

Can A Chicken Really Live Without A Head?

The answer, surprisingly, is yes.

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Mike The Headless Chicken Was Real

Hear his story.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Chickens are sometimes still active after getting their heads cut off, hence the phrase "running around like a chicken with it's head cut off." (0:44)

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    Mike the headless chicken had his head cut off, but it was cut slightly above the brain stem. (1:16)

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    Mike the headless chicken lived for 18 months without a head, and even gained 6 lbs. (1:31)

Chicken Head Tracking

Chickens with heads can do some pretty amazing things, too.

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