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




    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 Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    craig county, VA
    Best wishes to Speedy! Mother nature does play strange tricks. Keep us posted as to speedy's progress.
  3. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

    Jan 10, 2010
    Vacationland, Maine
    Sending good luck to Speedy! Keep us posted.
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Maybe she will lay doube too! [​IMG]

  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    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!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Here's to hoping she lives a long life! She is very cute!!! [​IMG]
  7. SunnyDayz

    SunnyDayz Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Sunny FL
    Amazing.. please post updates as she grows!

  8. MamaDoula

    MamaDoula In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2010
    Hills of Tenn!
  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Wow, poor girl! Please keep us updated on how she does!

  10. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Songster

    Apr 11, 2010
    bloomington, indiana
    omg! was she originally a double yolker?

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