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A chicken that appears to have no head and is moving is either not really alive or is not really headless.

A chicken or any other animal cannot live without their head. When a chicken is killed in the manner where its head is detached from the rest of its body, it is clear to see that the nerves in the body of the carcass still twitch for a few seconds to a minute or so afterwords. To live suggests to keep going beyond the time after a set period, such as the chicken having it's head removed, again, like most other living things, once the head is removed from the body, it is therefore impossible to keep living.

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Did a chicken live for 18 months with no head?

Yes, the story of Mike the chicken is true. because some brain and nerve endings survived the Axe. it is possible for a chicken to live for quite awile without a head, though 18 months, it may be an exageration.

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A chicken can live about 2 years without its head!A chicken was for the chop at a farm but the axe missed and didn't hit a certain nerve so the chicken survived for another 2 years!It depends where you cut the chicken's head off because it could live for 2 years if you cut it's head off in the right place

Why can a chicken live without a head?

It can not live without a head. All of the movement the chicken makes after having the head severed is from nerves reacting. ^above answer is not COMPLETELY true^ Chickens CAN live without a head, but only for a few months. In order for them TO live, headless, yoü must chop off their head right above the medulla oblongata. The medulla oblongata controls breathing and heartbeats to keep the chicken alive. That means if the medulla oblongata and spinal cord are intact, your chicken will just lose blood instead of a life.

Does a chicken without a head stay alive?

A chicken without a head can only live for several seconds. Then it will die. But the body of the chicken can run around and flap its wings strenuously, if you consider that really any kind of life.

Did a chicken live for 6 months without its head?

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Can a chicken live a year without a head?

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Can you live without a head?

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Why can chickens live with no head?

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Can animals live without their head?

Grasshoppers or a bug like it can live without a head for about a week.

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How do people without a head live?

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