Feather Found in Chicken McNugget Comes With Silver Lining

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feather in mcnuggetSo someone found feathers in her McDonald's chicken McNuggets. Isn't that great? That's exactly what you want to find in your food! Gee, wonder what else is in there? Maybe part of a beak, or a toenail, or some droppings? Talk about farm to plate! Bwak bwak.

Raquel House was noshing on her nuggets when she felt something hair-like in her mouth. "And that’s when I saw that there was white hair on my tongue; and I looked at my food, and there was feathers coming off the nugget." Ewww! Oh well, there is one silver lining to this fine-feathered story.

At least we know it's made from real chicken? Heh heh. Because sometimes you've got to wonder. But wonder no more, nugget-lovers! Why, we have the proof right in this here feather.

And you don't have to take Raquel's word for it alone. A reporter for the Indiana ABC News affiliate came over to see for himself! Here's what he saw when he started digging a foreign object out of Raquel's chicken nugget. Yeah, I said it: Digging out of a chicken nugget. This was a frickin' excavation, people.

We eventually were able to pull it [the foreign object] free from the nugget and take a closer look. The outside felt smooth and a little bit like plastic, or fingernail to me. It even appeared to have fibers shooting out one end.

Poor Raquel was so traumatized by the experience that she started telling everyone she knew -- from her neighbors all the way up the McDonald's chain of command. She became the Henny Penny of food feathers! "I was really upset, I mean, now I've kind of calmed down but to me this is just being a responsible citizen in our community and that's just letting people know what's going on." A McDonald's regional rep got back to the reporter and said they're looking into it.

But she is so right, y'all. That just should not happen to anyone. I think it's going to a while before I eat anything breaded that I didn't cook myself.


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nonmember avatar mdw

i found a feather in my chicken from popeyes a few years ago. I thought the same thing that was mentioned here.."at least i know its made from real chicken!"

EBee12 EBee12

Fast food chicken (hell, any breaded chicken product more than likely) is "mechanically processed chicken" meaning they press the entire chicken through a sieve (then they soak the "meat" in amonia (like "pink slime") and then flavor it like chicken. So no, it should not be a surprise a feather is in it. You eat feathers in it all the time, you just don't know because they are usually pressed too small.

Mrs.D... Mrs.Duncan85

I have gotten feathers in chicken nuggets at McDonalds before. It's a gross reality of fast food nuggets. I bet It's pretty common.

Jespren Jespren

Feathers in chicken in hardly unique to fast food. Home grown, slaughtered, and cooked chicken gets them too. Feathers stick to everything and some of those smaller pin feathers are really hard to pick off when you're de feathering a chicken. People make too big of a deal about it. It's been cooked, it's sterile, you pick it out and flick it onto your plate. No fuss, no muss. It's a sad indicator that people don't think of where their food comes from or what their food actually is that they freak out over what is (and has always been) a perfectly normal (and harmless) occurance.

paren... parentalrights1

It happens. I find feathers in all kinds of chicken all the time. Can't get it perfect every time.

Emmoney Emmoney

Why is this a shock? I buy whole organic chickens and they always have tiny feathers on them...

Waag Waag

Why would a feather gross someone out it's natural. People who just want to think oh the meat comes from the grocery store are a ridicules. If you can't accept that your eating an animal then become a vegetarian cause you don't deserve meat of you can't respect the animal that gives it to you.

nonmember avatar Sticky

It's silly and stupid whining like this woman did over a feather that makes other countries have the opinion that we are spoiled, weak and soft. Laughing their butts off while they are eating their bowls of rice with weevils in it while fly's crawl all over their food hands and faces. This is another person that would never survive should there be a worldwide disaster.

Sevys... SevysMomma

This is the reason I have not ate at a KFC is years. I worked there. And I saw the chicken every day, there was ALWAYS feathers coming from the chickens, it was HORRIBLE!!!

nonmember avatar Bree

The difference is, with restaurants I guess people expect the employees to pick it off for them. As isn't it their job to make sure the food is prepared in a way that seems presentable (not saying that a feather isn't presentable, just that the general masses would thinks so)? I found a feather in my chicken from Popeyes once. I wasn't really grossed out by it. My sister and I had a laugh, that was it. I'm surprised a feather would be in McDonald's chicken. Yeah, they mechanically separate or what have you... but I swear, their chicken doesn't taste like any part of it was EVER a chicken. I can't eat it. Or McDonald's really. Then again, I don't eat fast food often at all.

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