Chicken hero

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gpamela3499, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/3...hicken-saved-them-from-fire/?intcmp=obnetwork


    Very interestin!
    Wisconsin couple says pet chicken saved them from fire

    Published December 30, 2012
    Associated Press
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      In this photo provided by Barb Murray, Brad Krueger of Alma Center, Wis., holds his neighbors chicken, Cluck Cluck, on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. The chicken, which the neighbors kept as a pet, is being credited for saving that family from an early-morning fire Thursday by waking the couple with its vocal clucking. (AP/Barb Murray)
    MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin couple says clucks, not fire trucks, helped them escape a blaze at their home.
    Dennis Murawska, 59, said a pet chicken named Cluck Cluck woke his wife Susan Cotey, 52, with loud clucking from its cage in the basement two floors below about 6:15 a.m. Thursday. The couple's two cats also were running around the main floor.
    Murawska said he had been half awake but didn't know about the fire because the smoke alarms hadn't gone off. He realized something was wrong when his wife got up.
    "The chicken gets quite vocal when she gets excited," he said.
    Cluck Cluck came from a nearby farm in Alma Center, about 135 miles east of Minneapolis, Murawska said. When the chicken began wandering over to his house, his neighbor said he could kill it because it wasn't producing any eggs. But Murawska felt sorry for Cluck Cluck because she had a mutated foot and decided to keep her. He fed the bird and built a coop, and then his wife let Cluck Cluck into the basement on cold nights.
    "I spent way more money than I ever should've," Murawska said by telephone. "I guess it paid off."
    The couple escaped, and firefighters found the chicken in its cage and one of the cats alive in the basement. Another cat hasn't been found and is presumed dead, Murawska said. The couple and their surviving cat checked into a Black River Falls hotel, while Cluck Cluck is staying with the neighbor who used to own her.
    Alma Center Fire Chief Jeff Gaede said the fire started in the attic of the attached garage and was not suspicious. The house was a total loss, but it could have been worse -- if not for the chicken.
    "We are used to hearing about a dog or cat or something, but we never heard of a chicken waking up a resident for a fire," Gaede said. "That's pretty amazing."

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  2. PhipN FarmGirl

    PhipN FarmGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cool! What an amazing story! Thanks for posting this.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    The man's act of kindness saved his life. Awesome!
     
  4. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just goes to show it pays to treat animals with kindness [​IMG]
     
  5. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    Yup I thought it was pretty amazing too.
     
  6. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, glad I raise chickens... truly an amazing story!
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    What a story! You have to love chickens! Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. RMo2

    RMo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a cool story! Thanks for sharing!!
     

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