What do you do when your pet loses its leg? For most of us, we know that they would have to suffer through the ordeal. Well, one pet owner didn’t agree. A three-month-old Leghorn that has a deformed right leg is being provided with a prosthetic leg that has been designed using a 3D printer. The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University made it all possible for Cecily the chicken feet.
The $2,500 leg was created with a 3D printer for the chicken who was born with a torn Chicken Feet: Deformed Leg Gets a 3D Prosthetic Leg tendon in her right leg which impaired her mobility to a great extent. The chicken was given to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and was offered two choices – euthanasia or a prosthetic leg.
Andrea Martin, the owner of the chicken immediately signed up for a prosthetic leg because she believes Cecily needs to be able to have a normal life. Martin’s farm is focused on chicken rehabilitation and it is not the first time that she has spent money on surgery on one of her chickens. Don’t you think that this is a great idea?