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Owner must wait 8 years to 'retrieve' diamond from pet chicken
WPXI ^ | September 6, 2013

Posted on 09/06/2013 10:02:10 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

You've probably heard of the Golden Goose, but what about the diamond chicken? A woman in Britain is dealing with quite a fowl situation after her daughter's beloved pet chicken gobbled up one of her diamond earrings.

After taking the chicken to the veterinarian to see what her options were, she was told that the only way to retrieve the valuable rock would be to either euthanize the chicken, have it undergo a very risky medical procedure, or to just wait until the problematic poultry passes away naturally.

She's decided to wait until nature takes its course in order to save her daughter from heartbreak. Unfortunately for her, the average chicken lives for about eight years.

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TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chicken; diamond

1 posted on 09/06/2013 10:02:10 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Fred ... did YOU put the rat poison in the chicken feed by mistake ?


2 posted on 09/06/2013 10:04:30 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Solutions:

Chicken with dumplings
Tuscan Chicken
Chicken a la King
Chicken and Noodles
Chicken Balsamico
Chicken Tetrazzini
Grilled Chicken

Lots more one can do...


3 posted on 09/06/2013 10:05:06 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Come on...............kiss the chicken good bye (say “hello” to your diamond) and have a nice family Chicken and Dumplings dinner to boot!


4 posted on 09/06/2013 10:06:53 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
She's decided to wait until nature takes its course in order to save her daughter from heartbreak.

Hey. The sooner kids learn how the world really works, the better. And the way the world really works is that when chickens swallow diamonds, they become chicken dinners to get the diamonds out.

5 posted on 09/06/2013 10:07:07 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a Sherlock Holmes story about gem in a goose: "The Blue Carbuncle".

Can't remember if the goose was alive or dead when it was hidden in it.

6 posted on 09/06/2013 10:07:39 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

7 posted on 09/06/2013 10:07:47 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: knarf

“Oh sweetie, sorry about your pet chicken. It just walked into the path of my cleaver. But guess what? It’s chicken for dinner.”


8 posted on 09/06/2013 10:08:05 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Chicken...I'm pretty sure that is where KFC comes from...
9 posted on 09/06/2013 10:08:36 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Unless someone steals the chicken first.

Or a predator gets it. (I guess those are one and the same)


10 posted on 09/06/2013 10:08:40 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hmm...eight years of inspecting chicken poop just in case. I’m voting for Mr. Cleaver.


11 posted on 09/06/2013 10:09:51 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Calvin Locke

It was alive. In addition to a fine piece of writing by Doyle, it’s also one of Jeremy Brett’s best performances in the Granada TV production...


12 posted on 09/06/2013 10:10:57 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
She's decided to wait until nature takes its course in order to save her daughter from heartbreak. Unfortunately for her, the average chicken lives for about eight years.

(Bookcase falls) *SQWAWWWWKKKKK*... (silence)

MUM: "Oh, honey, what terrible luck, for the bookcase to suddenly topple on our pet chicken! Tsk, tsk!"

13 posted on 09/06/2013 10:11:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: max americana
"Honey, the Beeb called. They want to put your chicken on UK Masterchef."

"Or was it Ramsay's Chicken Nightmares?"

14 posted on 09/06/2013 10:11:37 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke
"Can't remember if the goose was alive or dead when it was hidden in it."

The goose was alive, the criminal stuffed the gem down its crop. I don't know if that is really possible (it was a hefty gem), but that is how the story put it. Then the criminal - before fleeing - took the wrong goose from the pen and set about tracking it down. It ended up with a ne'er-do-well scholar who bought the goose from his pub's Christmas "goose club."
15 posted on 09/06/2013 10:14:35 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What am I missing? Chickens crap all the time. Seems like it shouldn’t take too long to pass through.


16 posted on 09/06/2013 10:29:33 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Probably in the gizzard?


17 posted on 09/06/2013 10:38:14 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I wouldn’t kill it either. I’d wait too.


18 posted on 09/06/2013 10:38:46 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Choke that chicken!


19 posted on 09/06/2013 10:45:43 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t take me 8 years to find another chicken that looked enough like that one to fool the daughter. Problem solved.


20 posted on 09/06/2013 10:46:21 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“chicken akbar” is the phrase around your house....?
;)


21 posted on 09/06/2013 10:46:54 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Billthedrill
I am not sure that the chicken would pass its diamond..It would stay in the gizzard with the stones the chicken eat, the gizzard is full of stones and is needed by the chicken. that why you have to wait for it to die...open the gizzard and find that over the years the diamond doesn't look the same...:o) You use to get the giblets with your dead chicken. open the gizzard and clean out the rocks(stones)and you use it to make gravy....at least that what my mother did when I was just a little tyke.

PS you also used the heart and there was one other organ that went into the gravy but don't remember what it was...they came in a little bag stuffed inside the bird.

22 posted on 09/06/2013 10:57:08 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Unfortunately for her, the average chicken lives for about eight years.

I strongly question that statistic.

23 posted on 09/06/2013 10:59:43 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Being late is a power play for those with no other power.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Boehner has two blue carbuncles


24 posted on 09/06/2013 11:00:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: goat granny

An excellent point. It’s been a lot of years since I watched my grandmother prepare a bird. I’m hoping it’s a skill I won’t have to re-learn. ;-)


25 posted on 09/06/2013 11:01:18 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Chickens eat gravel to digest their food. It all gets ground up in the gizzard. Over time, the gravel breaks up and is pooped out. Generally, as long as the stones remain large, they stay in the gizzard. A diamond would likely not break down.


26 posted on 09/06/2013 11:06:30 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: goat granny

Liver. And you also got the neck.


27 posted on 09/06/2013 11:09:25 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Billthedrill

for me, at my age, if you cannot microwave it, I’ll go hungry. :O)


28 posted on 09/06/2013 11:10:48 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah, but what if a fox eats it?


29 posted on 09/06/2013 11:11:04 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Then grab it by the legs and just shake it..........

30 posted on 09/06/2013 11:15:20 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I listened to the vid and thought I heard ‘ a 38 year old chicken’ owner ? What? The chicken owner don’t got a hatchet?


31 posted on 09/06/2013 11:16:45 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hot dead chicken would be on the menu.

Naw, not really. They can put the lil critter under and excise it.


32 posted on 09/06/2013 11:17:02 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: goat granny

there was one other organ that went into the gravy but don’t remember what it was..His pecker, but it wasn’t real big. His head is kinda small.


33 posted on 09/06/2013 11:21:05 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

First, I have never had a chicken that lived to be 8 years old. Three sometimes, four maybe. It could be the 30+ days over 100* we usually have.

Second is the gizzards function is to grind stuff up. Several years in there and my guess is that the metal parts would be gone and the diamond would have some abrasion in spite of its hardness. Diamond is a 10 and common quartz sand is an 8.


34 posted on 09/06/2013 11:29:55 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Gee, honey, I’m sorry your chicken didn’t recover. BTW, we’re having fried chicken for dinner.


35 posted on 09/06/2013 11:53:15 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Safetgiver
LOL My dad use to take the butt end of the bird and stick it under my mothers nose during dinner, boy would she get mad, which is what he waited for...In the old days that area was called the Pope's nose..

Have you ever seen the documentary on chickens, they take baby chicks and separate the hens from the cocks. Use a magnifying glass to find a chickens pecker...but if you know what yours looking for it can be done on day old chicks. The ones checking work really fast. When you buy day old chicks you can get all hens (most expensive due to egg laying) or you can get all male, (cheapest) or you can get what they call "straight run" which is pot luck, you don't know the sex until they get bigger, straight run usually had more males than females...

But if you straight run for meat chickens you get more hens. We use to raise meat chickens and my husband would take orders from work...farm raised chicken much tastier than store bought which are put into water (dead) prior to package and selling to plumb up the weight.

The meat chickens were eating machines and we would dress out males at about 5-6 pounds, females 3-5 pounds. They are ready to butcher at 3 months.

36 posted on 09/06/2013 12:33:44 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Hoffer Rand

Believe it or not, chickens have personalities and long term pet chickens can be taught tricks.

I have a friend who raises them. Each hatch, she picks out one and trains it. It follows her around, sits on her lap,comes when called, responds to its name and she would know instantly if even a lookalike was substituted.


37 posted on 09/06/2013 7:30:47 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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