Skip to comments.Owner must wait 8 years to 'retrieve' diamond from pet chicken
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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Fred ... did YOU put the rat poison in the chicken feed by mistake ?
Chicken with dumplings
Chicken a la King
Chicken and Noodles
Lots more one can do...
Come on...............kiss the chicken good bye (say “hello” to your diamond) and have a nice family Chicken and Dumplings dinner to boot!
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.
Can't remember if the goose was alive or dead when it was hidden in it.
“Oh sweetie, sorry about your pet chicken. It just walked into the path of my cleaver. But guess what? It’s chicken for dinner.”
Unless someone steals the chicken first.
Or a predator gets it. (I guess those are one and the same)
Hmm...eight years of inspecting chicken poop just in case. I’m voting for Mr. Cleaver.
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...
(Bookcase falls) *SQWAWWWWKKKKK*... (silence)
MUM: "Oh, honey, what terrible luck, for the bookcase to suddenly topple on our pet chicken! Tsk, tsk!"
"Or was it Ramsay's Chicken Nightmares?"
What am I missing? Chickens crap all the time. Seems like it shouldn’t take too long to pass through.
Probably in the gizzard?
I wouldn’t kill it either. I’d wait too.
Choke that chicken!
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.
“chicken akbar” is the phrase around your house....?
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.
I strongly question that statistic.
Boehner has two blue carbuncles
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. ;-)
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.
Liver. And you also got the neck.
for me, at my age, if you cannot microwave it, I’ll go hungry. :O)
Yeah, but what if a fox eats it?
Then grab it by the legs and just shake it..........
I listened to the vid and thought I heard ‘ a 38 year old chicken’ owner ? What? The chicken owner don’t got a hatchet?
Hot dead chicken would be on the menu.
Naw, not really. They can put the lil critter under and excise it.
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.
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.
Gee, honey, I’m sorry your chicken didn’t recover. BTW, we’re having fried chicken for dinner.
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.
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.