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Prosthetics for Chickens!

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One of my Madagascar hens lost her legs from frostbite over the winter. One leg is missing from about halfway from the foot to the hock and the other is missing the entire foot. She had been getting around just fine on her hocks but I decided to see if I could give her a more normal life. She is wearing her prosthetics tonight and is using them! I do not have the feet on them yet either. She is now walking upright which she had been unable to do for about 6 months. She seems much happier already. I am going to get some photos of her soon. With and without her prosthetics.

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Paul S.
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That is so cool!   Good for you.  I bet it makes getting around easier on her.    thumbsup

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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I'm interested!
I have a showgirl who broke her leg as a chick. I took her to the vet and they suggested I just leave it alone even though I wanted to amputate. Now that she's grown I really wish I would have gotten rid of the leg. She cant use it and her toes get caught on things. The other hens step on it and all she does is hide under the feeder because she freaks out when it snagsor gets stepped on. If there was a prosthetic leg for her, id take her back to the vet and ask em to take it off.

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Polish, Showgirls, Sultans, Turkens, Frizzles, Silkies...

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I have a Sebright that lost both of his legs due to frost bite this past winter. Can you tell me more about the prosthetics?  Did you make it your self or did you buy them? Please respond ASAP. Thank you

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