A fearless fowl named Judy refused to be cooped up following a record-setting flight at the 18th annual International Chicken Flying Contest in Rio Grande, Ohio.
Judy flew 542 feet, 9 inches Saturday to win the contest at the Bob Evans Farm in southeast Ohio. Her flight shattered the 10-year-old mark of 302 feet, 8 inches and won $1,100 for her owner, John Salyers.But Salyers was unable to bring Judy to the trophy stand to share in the award ceremony. During her flight, Judy swept over the flying course so far into the nearby woods that Sal-yers was unable to find her.
"I lose one or two every year that way," said Salyers, who has entered chickens in the meet for nine years. "Two years ago, I had the longest flier here and I never did find that chicken."