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

(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."

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...
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))
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