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SnakebyteXX
04-15-2005, 04:29 AM
April 15, 2005

COLLBRAN, Colo. -- 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.

Scientists examined the chicken and theorized Mike had enough of a brain stem left to live headless. He was a popular attraction until he choked to death on a corn kernel.


link (http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/04/15/colorado_man_resuscitates_chicken/)

catscradle
04-15-2005, 05:15 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SnakebyteXX:</font><hr>
April 15, 2005

COLLBRAN, Colo. -- 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.

Scientists examined the chicken and theorized Mike had enough of a brain stem left to live headless. He was a popular attraction until he choked to death on a corn kernel.


link (http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/04/15/colorado_man_resuscitates_chicken/) <hr /></blockquote>

When I was a kid my older brother took a shot at one of our chickens with a bb gun. He her smack in the chest and she flopped over and sure looked dead to us. My brother wouldn't have gotten in trouble, they were his chickens, but he didn't want to lose his chicken so he gave it old fashion artificial respiration (this predates mouth-to-mouth) laying the chicken on it's breast and pumping it's lungs by gently pulling back it's wings and pressing it's back. I'll be damned if the hen didn't come back to life. It may have been just knocked out and came back on it's own, but to this day my brother (whose moved on to oxen) claims he brought that chicken back to life.