As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Blind chicken brought back to life

A blind chicken has been brought back to life after its dedicated owner gave it CPR for over three hours.

Chooky Wooky was recently blown into the backyard pool at 14-year-old owner Rayna Rapo's home in Sydney, Australia.

Fearing that her pet was dead, Rayna plucked her out of the water and tried to revive her.

And even when her mother Roberta suggested that Chooky Wooky couldn't be saved Rayna was determined not to give up.

Roberta says: "She wouldn't let us stop trying to revive her. I pumped her chest and blew air down her beak."

Meanwhile, they also used a hairdryer and towels to try and warm the chicken up.

And, amazingly, just over three hours later Chooky came back from the dead.

Roberta says: "She hopped up, did a poo, I thought 'you show off' and then she even laid an egg."

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