Anyone see this about Witherspoon's chicken?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by seminolewind, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Witherspoon spent $1,200 to get a chicken's leg fixed
    Argentina News.Net
    Saturday 26th September, 2009 (IANS)

    Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon spent $1,200 to get a chicken's broken leg fixed.

    The 33-year-old actress splashed out the staggering sum after her children Ava, 10, and six-year-old Deacon were left devastated by the bird's injury, reported

    'Reese wasn't too broken up about the bird's injury, figuring it would be best to have it put down. But the kids couldn't stop crying, so she rushed it to a veterinary,' said a source.

    The chicken was injured on the family's ranch in California.
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    wow 1200 big ones could have gotten me a new grill yes I am talkin she loves her kids....
  3. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Lucky chicken. But hey, eventually kids have to learn that lesson. Although I bet if a lot of parents had the money to do something like that to prevent their kids some pain, they would in a heartbeat.
  4. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I die, I want to come back as the pet of someone rich and famous who absolutely adores their pet more than human company! [​IMG] Or who has children that they completely overindulge! [​IMG]
  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    From that price, it sounds like I use the same Vet as Reese Witherspoon! [​IMG]
  6. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    While I got to say that $1200 is more than I would spend on a chicken, it doesn't seem unreasonable for someone to spend that on a dearly loved pet. DH and I were ready to pay (painfully, of course!) $2,500 for surgery to get our dogs torn ACL fixed. Luckily, the specialist determined it was only partially torn and that we can do non-surgical treatment. I would much rather spend $1,200 than $2,500! Luckily, we spent less than $500 (which still hurts! [​IMG] ).

    However, I am VERY pleased to hear that a famous actress owns chickens! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Wow! Reese has a chicken?!?! That makes her my new favorite actress. [​IMG]
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
  9. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I accidentally spent over $700 dollars on a vet bill for my goose and there was nothing wrong with him. I don't go to that vet anymore for ANY of my animals.
  10. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    What one earth did they DO to that chicken that cost that much? :hmm

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