As part of my Religions of the Ancient Near East course at Xavier, I have students make mummies. Some made mummies out of fish, some from onions and potatoes. My mummy was from a chicken. Here it is in process:
We pack them in salt at the beginning of the semester, and at the end we wrap them in linen dipped in a flour/water/glue mixture. I had two chicken mummies from before when I taught the class, only they were Katrina flood water victims.