A chicken is being nursed back to health after spending days in the trunk of a Kandiyohi County Deputy’s patrol car.

The chicken is believed to have unknowingly gotten into the trunk of the squad when while a deputy was helping a person who was locked out of his car at a home with chickens on the property on August 2nd.

The chicken was in the squad trunk for approximately five days and was found alive when the deputy was retrieving equipment.

The chicken was removed from the trunk, given water and care, and brought back to its owner. They say “This was one tough chicken and one very surprised deputy with a big mess in the trunk of the squad!”