Next time, try dry shampoo
Daniel Burnson, 12, knows a thing or two about bathing chickens.
So when people suddenly started "oohing" and "ahhing" during his 4-H chicken-cleaning demonstration at the Western Washington Fair in Tacoma last week, he had no idea something had gone horribly wrong.
Daniel had unwittingly allowed his sultan chicken to drown in a punch bowl full of soapy water.
But faster than you can say chicken cacciatore, 4-H exhibition judge Sherry Milligan saved the day and the bird's neck.
Ms. Milligan grabbed the limp chicken, opened its beak and performed what witnesses described as mouth-to-beak resuscitation.
A moment later, the chicken squawked to life.