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    Man claims mouth-to-beak resuscitation in chicken survival story

    First there was Mike the Headless Chicken, a rooster that survived for 18 months after having its head lopped off with an ax.

    Now, western Colorado has a new chicken survival story, this one involving a man who claims he saved his fowl by giving it mouth-to-beak resuscitation. Uegene Safken says one of the chickens in his young flock had gotten into a tub of water in the yard last week and appeared to have died.

    Safken said he first swung the chicken by the feet to revive it. When that failed, he continued swinging and blowing into its beak.

    "Then one eye opened. I thought it was an involuntary response," Safken said. The chicken's beak opened a little wider, and Safken started yelling at it: "You're too young to die!

    "Every time I'd yell at him, he'd chirp," Safken said.

    Mike the Headless Chicken survived a beheading in 1945 in Fruita, Colo. Afterward, Mike could go through the motions of pecking for food, and when he tried to crow, a gurgle came out. His owner put feed and water directly into Mike's gullet with an eyedropper.


    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/biz...n_chicken.html

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    Here's a link to the original story in the local paper. Fascinating stuff huh?
    Another monumental event in Happy Valley.
    http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content...a_revival.html

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    Hopefully this story will make Bhodi a little happier about chickens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew
    Hopefully this story will make Bhodi a little happier about chickens
    Having some up close and personal chicken experience I can solidly say I would never give one mouth to mouth. Do you know where that beak has been!!


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    There is a community festival devoted to Mike the Headless Chicken!

    www.miketheheadlesschicken.org

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