Speedy.... my 4 legged Chick .....UPDATE I lost her today .... : (

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenzoo, May 15, 2010.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

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    Well Speedy hatched at the beginning of the week with 2 extra legs. She is a Silver Spangled Hamburg Chick, first one I've had with 4 legs....... Any how, she has been doing great except that her extra legs kept catching on things. They also began to shrivel up. Well i noticed she had a bad case of pasty butt, and when I removed it and some butt fuzzy........... she had 2 vents........... that were functioning. What's better than a 4 legged chicken, but a 4 legged chicken who can poop double amounts..... [​IMG] Well since the legs were shriveling up and catching on things and now the pasty butt problem because of the legs drooping over one vent, I decided the best thing for her would be to do an amputation. I went up high with a rubberband and tied it off. Then i snipped the legs right underneath. Very little blood but it did have some blood flow going to the legs, although it was clearly shutting down. I was going to just let her be, but this hopefully will make her life a little easier, as i don't know how long she will live. She is a very active and spunky chick as of now.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2010
  2. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best wishes to Speedy! Mother nature does play strange tricks. Keep us posted as to speedy's progress.
     
  3. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Sending good luck to Speedy! Keep us posted.
     
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Maybe she will lay doube too! [​IMG]
     
  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    Maybe it will lay twice the number of eggs! [​IMG] (Trying to be positive about having two vents... [​IMG] ).

    I am glad to hear the amputation went well!! She sure is a adorable!
     
  6. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    Here's to hoping she lives a long life! She is very cute!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing.. please post updates as she grows!
     
  8. MamaDoula

    MamaDoula Out Of The Brooder

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    Fascinating!!
     
  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Wow, poor girl! Please keep us updated on how she does!
     
  10. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omg! was she originally a double yolker?
     

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