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Four-legged chicken hatches out in Brazil

Posted on Sunday, 26 March, 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)

Tags: Chicken

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by aquatus1 on 25 March, 2017, 14:05
Upside: More drumsticks. Downside: Good luck catching that thing.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Manfred von Dreidecker on 25 March, 2017, 15:06
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 on 26 March, 2017, 12:14
It's evolution
Comment icon #4 Posted by acute on 29 March, 2017, 18:27
"We're gonna need a bigger oven!"
Comment icon #5 Posted by Future ghost on 30 March, 2017, 19:35
Winner,winner,winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Comment icon #6 Posted by FLOMBIE on 2 April, 2017, 10:23
Finally, the end of world hunger.
Comment icon #7 Posted by third_eye on 2 April, 2017, 12:55
What's next ? A spider chicken ... now that's the one to find hanging from the ceiling ... ~
Comment icon #8 Posted by seeder on 2 April, 2017, 14:57
Strangely enough... we do have a spider dog

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