A Chicken Heads on Vacation


Everyone deserves a vacation every once in a while. A chicken from the state of Vermont decided to get out of her town to see the big city.

A family’s chicken, Amelia, hitched a ride in the undercarriage of their pickup truck in Hinesburg, which ended up 13 miles away in Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. This epic road trip included speeds of 65 miles per hour on the interstate.

The chicken was discovered by someone who was having coffee on Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace, a popular outdoor pedestrian mall. They knew the bird must have been stuck to end up there.

“That’s a chicken! That’s a chicken on Church Street and I don’t know why it’s here. What can I do now aside from find who it belongs to?” Lo Fasano said.

Fasano was able to call rehabilitators, Shelburne Farms and the police. Despite hitting all the bases, the rescue told Fasano that “they don’t do chickens.” In a new predicament, Fasano did the only logical thing and took the chicken home.

At her home, the chicken was fed and placed in a nest to rest its little head. That’s when Fasano turned to social media, reaching out to a Facebook group about the bird. The chicken owner, Rebecca Thibeault, spotted the post and was able to get Amelia home.

Due to Amelia’s adventurous ways, the family changed her nickname from Bug to Amelia after Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean. Seems quite fitting.


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