Mike's owner exhibited him in sideshows and he became a celebrity, valued at $10,000. Owing to the fact that he had no mouth, I mean beak, they had to feed him with an eyedropper. Mike flourished on this diet and put on weight. He died after about two years.
In 1999 Fruita started holding a Mike the Headless Chicken Day
annually. Long may his memory last.
|Fruita, Colorado (historic bridge)|