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Four-legged chicken hatches out in Brazil

By T.K. Randall
March 26, 2017 · Comment icon 8 comments

The chick was born with four legs. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 CSIRO
Despite having two additional limbs, the young chick, which wasn't expected to live, is doing quite well.
The unusual specimen, which has since acquired the rather unfortunate nickname 'franken-chicken', was born back on March 14th at a farm in Mancio Lima in Brazil's Acre region.

At the time, the new arrival was not expected to survive for long, but a video recorded ten days later has since revealed that the young chick seems to have defied the odds and is doing fine.

The footage, which shows the chick happily running around its coop, can be viewed below.

Source: Russia Today | Comments (8)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by aquatus1 7 years ago
Upside:  More drumsticks. Downside:  Good luck catching that thing.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Manfred von Dreidecker 7 years ago
You know what this is don't you. That's right, it's a progidy. or a nomen. You mark my words. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by wadoor 7 years ago
It's evolution
Comment icon #4 Posted by acute 7 years ago
"We're gonna need a bigger oven!"
Comment icon #5 Posted by Future ghost 7 years ago
Winner,winner,winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Comment icon #6 Posted by FLOMBIE 7 years ago
Finally, the end of world hunger. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by third_eye 7 years ago
What's next ? A spider chicken ... now that's the one to find hanging from the ceiling ... ~
Comment icon #8 Posted by seeder 7 years ago
  Strangely enough... we do have a spider dog  

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