Aug 3, 2015 2:07 PM
Massachusetts chicken getting leg amputated, new prosthetic worth $2,500
CLINTON, Mass. - Did you ever think a chicken leg could be worth $2,500?
Well, that’s how much one Massachusetts woman is spending for a chicken’s right leg - but it is not for a gourmet meal at a fancy restaurant.
The Telegram reports Andrea Martin, a poultry behaviorist and chicken rehabilitation specialist, received the 3-month-old chick with a damaged tendon on her right leg.
As a result, Martin went to specialists at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine to get a pricey prosthetic for the injured bird.
Cecily’s prosthetic surgery is set to begin Wednesday. Avian orthopedics at the Tuft’s University campus will use a 3-D printer to produce the plastic prosthetic.
Martin is paying the entire price herself for the surgery.