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    OMG, I had no idea the interest in my chicken story!! I just logged back in (been out of the country, etc) and saw it was still an off topic day post - but now closed to post - and all my PM's and I am feeling so bad that I didn't keep everyone updated!!

    I left my Mom's house on the 27th and the Chicken (I think he/she warrants capitalization now) was still trapped in the oven. The repairman was due to come the next day and release the Chicken for a proper burial. I told my Mom to take pictures and email them and I was going to post them.....but the same mother that does not use the oven also does not understand how to email pictures from her phone. Then I went out of town and didn't check the board and didn't have any pictures very sorry for the delay!

    The Chicken was released on 12/28. I still don't have pictures yet, but to be honest and probably anti climatic, I don't think it was in terrible shape. The oven however refused to open for the repairman as well (just had to mention that after conspiracy theorists dug up some past flask guzzling and rendered me unable to pull not push!!) and was disassembled completely to release the Chicken. It ended up that the lock lever had become mangled internally, although certainly not from overuse, lol, and ended up locking the door.

    I will post pictures when I get them and I am very sorry for disappearing! I truly did not realize the impact of my Chicken story! But just to reassure, I am not a troll, it wasn't a hoax, and while Champagne was our Christmas dinner and I do rely on some dutch courage to fox hunt, I was not simply too wasted to pull the oven door open!

    As a long time forum reader and usually boring poster, I am quite touched by the Chicken interest and again very sorry for not following up!

    The chicken is FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      Let me say THANK YOU for putting us out of our misery over the Great Chicken Mystery, even if you were unable to do the same for the poor bird in person!

      So what (if anything) did you end up having for Christmas dinner, besides Champagne? And did your mom need a new oven, or just a new latch on the old one?


        Bwahaha. Thanks for sharing! That poor Chicken.


          Oh, THANK YOU for updating! I didn't post on the other thread, but followed it and even read it to my mom who is visiting. She asked me about the chicken the other day. Now I can update her.


            So it is sort of a free range chicken now...
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              Originally posted by DressageGeek "Ribbon Ho" View Post
              So it is sort of a free range chicken now...

              mods, if you close this thread, PLEASE for the love of Chicken, append it or merge it or whatever you do so that it is forever attached to The Great Chicken Thread.
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              Sam: A job? Does it pay?
              Michael: Nah, it's more of a "we'll kill you if you don't do it" type of thing.
              Sam: Oh. I've never liked those.


                Thank you for putting us out of our misery! Great thread .. totally made the christmas/new years off topic week!

                Would love to see it merged with the original thread as well.

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                  Yay! The Chicken is FREE!!!!!!!!!!
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                    How exciting, the chicken is free! I didn't post on the other thread but I sure was following along!
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                      Yes finally. I have had friends who do not read COTH who keep asking bout the poor chicken. Now I can let them know that the Chicken is free..
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                        Huzzah! In the back of my mind, for a week, I've periodically found myself wondering about the Chicken's fate...

                        Was the Chicken buried properly? Were respects paid and elegies written?
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                          I am glad you finally let us know before some hot heads prevailed.
                          There was talk to go to your mother's house with axes to free The Chicken, that yes, needs to be capitalized when mentioned.

                          Thank you for the update, sorry about your mother's oven.


                            Louise and I were also wondering what had happened? So funny! Thank you for letting us know!


                              Originally posted by keepthelegend View Post
                              OMG, I had no idea the interest in my chicken story!! I just logged back in (been out of the country, etc) and saw it was still an off topic day post - but now closed to post - and all my PM's and I am feeling so bad that I didn't keep everyone updated!!
                              Yep, the odds held. The Holiday Hectics literally abducted her. Were you visiting other relatives or did you get a really neat Christmas gift? Preferably involving horses?
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                                    FINALLY! On the plus side, you probably won't get asked to make the next Christmas dinner.


                                      THE CHICKEN IS FREE!!!

                                      And, the OP is now famous!

                                      Thanks for the update. It really was too good a story to leave hanging. Or roasting. Or not ...
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                                        I know I will NEVER utilize a recipe that calls for the oven to be at 500* out of fear, based solely on THIS poor Chicken! That is one stinky and expensive lesson!
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