Cassie Bernand was enjoying a horse riding lesson with his instructor on a clear, cloudless day when a number of poultry pieces rained down around them, with one striking him clean on the bonce.
'Three objects fell out of the sky in front of us, two larger and one quite small,' explained instructor Jennifer Cording with nobody any clearer as to how the incident happened.
Officials from a nearby Tyson Foods Inc. processing plant denied that the chicken emanated from there, while local land protection manager, Milton Johnston, said it was likely that the parts came from improperly composted dead chickens on a nearby farm.
'We can't have pieces of chicken falling out of the sky,' he remarked.
Avian expert Bryan D Watts has suggested that high-flying gulls carrying chicken in their mouths are probably to blame.
Ms Cording called a premature end to the lesson after the incident and said it will be discussed for a long time to come.
'It was one of those things around here that gives us something to talk about,' she said, before adding that 'it was a weird night'.