Pet Chicken Saves Couple From Fire
'Cluck Cluck' repays a favor
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 28, 2012 6:01 PM CST
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...   ((AP Photo/Courtesy Barb Murray))

(Newser) – Hero chicken: A Wisconsin couple says a pet chicken named Cluck Cluck saved them from a fire. Dennis Murawska, 59, said Cluck Cluck woke his wife with loud clucking from her cage in the basement two floors below about 6:15am yesterday. They got out in time, and firefighters later saved 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," says the fire chief in Alama Center. "That's pretty amazing."

Cluck Cluck came from a nearby farm. When the chicken began wandering over to Murawska's house, his neighbor said he could kill her because she 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."

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Dec 29, 2012 9:03 PM CST
This week's chicken hero will make next weeks chicken stew taste even better.
Dec 29, 2012 9:05 AM CST
Yup, he loved his chicken so much, that he left it in the house to die! If it was me, I would have grabbed him by the throat and ran out of the house with the rest of my family. Only problem is, that when the cops showed up (along with the fire dept), they probably would have arrested me for chocking my chicken in public!
Dec 29, 2012 8:15 AM CST
Yes, compassion always pays off - one way or another. Praise God for His wonderful creation.