Relatives refused to adopt a chicken born with four legs, and the bird needed a new ‘family’

An unusual four-legged chicken was born on a farm in Australia.

The bird suffers from a rare genetic disease called polymelia. This disease causes the growth of one or more additional limbs and can also occur in humans.

The animal born in Northern Queensland had to find a new home after other chickens on the farm tried to kill it. Feathered “relatives” pecked tirelessly at the spine and put the bird at risk of infection.

Farm owner Jess Leaming appealed to social media users for help by publishing a call to collect the animal.

“I have a four-legged (yes, four-legged) young chick in need of care,” the Australian wrote.

Polymelia causes an increase in the number of lower limbs. It can be symmetrical and asymmetrical, usually the illness is combined with vices that are inconsistent with life.

The woman also reported that chickens tend to peck for something unusual or new. Although the four-legged chick has hatched, this does not seem to bother the bird. Jess Leaming not sure this hen can lay eggs though. The animal was taken in by local conservationist Olive Needham.

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Relatives refused to adopt a chicken born with four legs, and the bird needed a new ‘family’
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