|A Fruita rancher and his chickens ...
It seems like every Colorado community has a folk story that defines its town, and in
Fruita, we have Mike The Headless Chicken.
It's a bit confusing, but the story goes that in the 1950s a chicken on a ranch had its head chopped off,
and somehow it survived for days and days. Over the years, Mike
The Headless Chicken has inspired many residents of Fruita, and it's the reason for our annual festival in the third weekend of May.
There he is, Mike the Headless Chicken, memorialized in a beautiful metal sculpture.
Photos and video by Steve Garufi in Fruita, Colorado. Facebook -