Monday, May 28, 2012

Chicken Mummy - Day 7 & 11

We have discovered to make enough Natron for proper care of our chicken mummy we need approximately 4 boxes of salt
2 cups of baking soda and 2 cups of baking powder
1 full container of cinnamon and a sprinkle of either nutmeg or cloves
I don't know if the girls have more fun dumping or mixing
Reagan decided our Natron mixture looked good and she wanted to try it. I told her I didn't think it would taste very good but since she insisted I decided there wasn't really any harm.
She decided it didn't taste so great...
Then it was time to get busy with the chicken and Reagan has really started to warm up to helping clean off and refill/cover the chicken.

After needing to keep up with our chicken pretty consistently the first week we were able to take a few days off the second week. Having said that, we've done the mixture enough times now the girls pretty much know what they need to do on their own and can accomplish it in a relatively short amount of time. Our day 11 change probably took 10-15 mintues to complete.
Busy mixing
 Reagan has become much braver in her interactions with our chicken mummy during this process. On day 11 she decided on her own she wanted to smell the chicken. I have to say that surprisingly this chicken does not smell bad. I'm not saying anyone is going to be producing a chicken mummy fragrance anytime soon, but it really doesn't give off much of a smell. It smells more like cinnamon than anything else at this point.
 Kennedy decided she could move the chicken from the bowl where we clean it off into the bag to be covered all by herself. Way to go Missy K!
 These girls were using great teamwork skills while working on their chicken mummy!
 Re-covering the chicken with our Natron mixture
So far so good with our chicken mummy so we'll keep on going!

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